It’s not about working anymore, it’s about doing work I can be proud of – Paul Walkerwas paul walkers death tragic or a blessing

November 30th 2013 will be a date that will not easily be forgotten by many people. If you’ve ever seen any of the Fast and Furious movies, you will also most likely know Paul Walker who was the key player in the series and how talented he was as an actor.

The news about his passing came as a complete shock. I personally found it very hard to believe having spent a few hours thinking about it.

Many of us will obviously be saddened by his death, but I think with that comes a blessing.

As tragic as his death was, did Paul die for nothing or did he die doing what he loved?

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, i’m always advocating on the idea of living despite fear; to try something new and to do what truly excites you.

While i’m not encouraging you to go out and drive 120 mph down a highway. What I do know from reading about Paul’s life and the things he did is that he lived with passion.

He loved cars, was a part owner of a successful car modifications company, was involved with charities and lived and breathed his passion every day of his life.

How many of us are really doing what Paul strived for?

Are you truly living your life as abundantly as possible?

Are you happy with where you are in life?

A few of you will probably argue that money is an issue that stops you from really doing it. But I would argue, all it takes to live your life the way you want to is to simply go out and do it.

Most things in life are free

The biggest thing a death always seems to remind me of is the idea that time on this earth is very short and to treat each day as a blessing and another opportunity to be happy.

It reminds me to live out my passions every day, because the worst that could happen is you fell short.

The question remains:

Did Paul die doing what he loved or will he forever look back with regrets?

Paul’s life was a reminder to us of the life all of us should be living – He made mistakes but he also had fun, took chances, did the things he loved and above all. Gave his time and resources to the people that needed it the most.

He will be forever remembered not as the frantic undercover cop chasing criminals in a super car. But simply a human being who lived his life the best he could, and who touched millions along the way.

Something all of us should strive for.

Photo Credit: Ulyana Gazdick

Onder Hassan
Onder Hassan

Onder is the founder of Dawn of Change. He spends most of his time in the discovery of his own potential, building his self-confidence and using his experiences to share and teach others how to do the same.

    4 replies to "Was Paul Walker’s Death Tragic Or A Blessing?"

    • Kevin Cole

      Hey Onder, this was a really great post man. I had no idea that Paul Walker was passionate about cars in real life. It definitely sounds like he went out doing something he was deeply passionate about.

      Nothing like death to remind us how short life is.

      • Onder Hassan

        Exactly Kevin,
        It was a shock when I heard the news. It always gives me a reminder whenever I hear stories of someone young passing away. Time doesn’t wait for anyone. No more putting off something I could potentially do today. Today is really all we have and tomorrow isn’t guaranteed.

    • jamie flexman

      Hey, great post. Up until his death I knew him mainly from the movie ‘Joyride’. I knew he was in the Fast & Furious movies but I haven’t seen them. What I have learnt since is that he was a very nice guy who was involved in various charities and had a great family life. That to me was the most important aspect of his life, not that he went out doing something he enjoyed.

      • Onder Hassan

        Hey Jamie,

        Yeah, he was a cool guy for getting involved with charities. I read a news article last week about how he was unhappy that he couldn’t spend much time with his daughter and was planning to take some time off filming. It’s a shame.

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