“If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life you want, you’re eventually going to be forced to spend a LOT of time dealing with a life you don’t want.”
― Kevin Ngo, Let’s Do This! 100 Powerful Messages to Help You Take Action
Time. It’s one of those things we either think about a lot, or not at all. Sometimes we switch between those two points of view several times during a day. You know how it goes: 9am at work on Monday morning and Time seems to stretch out before you like the longest river int he world, moving sluggish and oh so slowly, but then you’re assigned a deadline, and whoosh, Time is off and fleeing out the door leaving you in it’s proverbial dust! Really, Time just seems to delight in keeping you guessing.
And guess we do! How long will it take? When will we get there? Have I got time for this? I suppose it is inevitable really, as our whole life is made of Time. We think about it, measure ourselves by it, worry about it, rejoice in it, grieve for it; and eventually come to the realisation that the older we get the less we have of it – each day another fraction of Time slips through our fingers.
I’ve changed a few things in my life this year, in the hope that I can start to really enjoy the time I have each day, take note of the little things and find pleasure and happiness in them, and not dwell on how much time I spend doing things I don’t want to, in the belief that I “need” to (because that is what others expect).
It’s a work in progress, but I have decided it is definitely worth the time.