Life can be a race against time. Is yours? Most of us, in today’s energy filled environment feel that we’re racing against the effects of time, on us. To one degree or another, we are. Let’s look at the race and make sure we’re in it for the right reasons.
What is the right reason?
The answer will vary for everyone. For example, a young couple could be racing against time to insure they have what they need before their new baby is born. Someone else may be up against a school due date for homework that will affect their entire grade. Still others are trying to live life to its fullest and communicate what’s important in less time than you can imagine.
Life is full of hurdles or obstacles. Everyday people are losing their individual race with time. So how are you spending yours?
Today, I received word that a good friend of mine is going to lose his wife to cancer. She has an inoperable brain tumor. Last year, my own sister, Diane lost her battle with cancer that began a number of years ago and ended at age 59.
At the age of 19 we lost our father to a heart attack. He was 42 years old. We lost our Mother two years later at the age of 44 to cancer. Both of these events had a profound effect on me. Most of my youth was spent thinking that I would only live until approximately that same age. I am the oldest of four. When 42, then 45 had come and gone, I realized that all of that time could have been spent enjoying the time and actually being where I was at any moment in time instead of mentally being someplace else.
Here’s something to think about: Have you ever waited and waited for an event and when it finally arrives, you say, “I should have done something with the time I had while I was waiting.” Events like a driver’s license, a job, a position of any kind, a relationship or any other important event or date. Please don’t misunderstand. We should all have goals and even focus on obtaining them. But, we should also be in the moment. We should enjoy and appreciate where we are at ANY moment in time.
As someone said, “It’s not about the destination (goal), it’s about the journey (the process of accomplishment).”
Does that make sense to you?