Time well used, time well spent?
I’ve been thinking recently about the kind of choices we can make about time.
Do you go with the default…
The accidental non-decision…
Do you yield to inertia?
Of course, you have to earn a living, you have to pay your bills.
But can you make a conscious, deliberate decision to spend your days in a way that lights up your life.
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If you’re in your 20s or your 30s, you may not want to listen to this. As you get a bit older and you’re in your 40s or maybe you’re in your 50s maybe you’re even in your 60s, you may really want to pay attention to what I’m about to say.
About 4 years ago my mom had a stroke and suddenly in a blink of an eye, in about 30 seconds’ time, she stopped being able to do all the things that she loved doing. She stopped being able to do the things that gave her purpose. That lasted for four years, four really long years for her. A few weeks ago, she died, she passed on. If you lost either of your parents, you know that this really gets you thinking about your own life. It got me thinking about the notion of time and about how much time that there really is.
So here’s what I came to and this is not a new idea. But this is it, this here, right here, right now. This is it. Whatever your beliefs are about the afterlife or whether there is an afterlife or not, on earth in the 3D world, this is your time and you can use it well or you can use it now as well. Let’s talk about work. If you work only 8 hours a day and only 5 days a week, that’s about 40 hours a week and after 50 weeks it’s about 2000 hours a year. So ask yourself this, do you want to spend that time doing something that just doesn’t matter for you? Sure, you’ve got to earn a living, you’ve got bills to pay.
If you have a family and you want to feed them, and maybe you want to provide for your future, you don’t want to let anything get in the way of that. But there are hundreds of ways to do it. There are lots and lots of ways that you can do that. But passion, purpose, the point of your existence, this is what really matters. Whatever it is that you do, you’ve got to make it worthwhile to get up in the morning. It’s got to matter however it is that you define what matters. Now don’t lie to yourself on this one. If you’re not sure whether something does or doesn’t matter to you, I can tell you right now without giving another seconds thought. That means it does not qualify, that it does not matter.
I want you to start thinking about this, today, right now. Ask yourself the question and answer it. What really matters to you? What would have been worth spending your time on if suddenly you didn’t have any more time to spend? Because it’s just as easy to pay your bills, it’s just as easy to build your fortune doing something that lights up your life as something that doesn’t. So look, this is isn’t one of those do what you love and the money will follow things. I can’t promise that. But I can promise you that if you invest your passion into your purpose and then you do all the other strategies and tactics that I’ve been teaching you and telling you to use. This will be a worthwhile journey for you. I am pretty sure at this point that the journey is far more important than when you reach the destination.
This, by the way, is one of the great reasons to have someone in your corner with you. Someone will ask you the tough questions about your life, your business, your focus. So check in with yourself right now. Make sure that you’re on the right path. Make you’re on that path you want to be on. Not some default that you got on by accident or because it was easy. Make sure you are on the path that matters.
If you have any thoughts or comments, please share them on the blog. I’d love to talk to you about this.