Oh, father time… I found that I have never thoroughly addressed (my possible obsession) the element of time. It has plagued me since birth (seriously, that’s the exact moment in time when we all are graced enough to have the clock start winding down). However, I do consistently address intentionality, but the why behind it has not been discussed until very recently. Why be intentional - because we have limited time to live an uncommon life. In one of my recently published blogs, I talked about time as the currency in which you measure the success of your life.
"If time were the currency by which we measure the success of our lives; would we spend it differently?"
In the above quote, I am really trying to convey that if your life were a pie chart, an excel file, a database in which you were capable of tracking what you did, would you do differently. Truly, the most worrisome aspect of breaking down life into moments of time, is that many of us would do things differently. But far to may of us, will realize this when we do not have much time left.
“Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along. Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder, where those years have gone?”
Thinking intentionally about our lives and having the most difficult and uncomfortable discussion with ourselves; we would find that the whole idea around “I do not have time.” Really means it is not a priority. However, if we look at our lives as a pie chart, an excel file, or a database in which we are capable of tracking what we did – would somethings that “we didn’t have time for,” become those things we wish we had done?
I won’t explicitly name the things, because they are private, and should remain only in the depths of one’s heart and soul. Yet, what I can tell you is that I do not want to be that person that in my final moments of this life, I wish I had spent time differently. Because if my quote has any level of accuracy to it, it means my life was not as successful as it could have been. (Let’s leave this final point up for debate – because the definition of success needs some work as well…)
“I don't wanna spend my life jaded, waiting to wake up one day and find, that I let all these years go by – wasted”