You wake up in the morning with every intention to make the most of your day. Only problem, by the end of the day, you didn’t really get anything on your personal list done, and you only completed a few tasks of the ever growing work list. What happened, WHY did this happen, and WHY are we in this endless cycle of wash, rinse, repeat. I have a simple answer we take our time for granted, most of us do not actually value our time or TIME in and of itself. I for one can say, I didn’t value time or view it as an nonrenewable resource until about a year ago. This isn’t to say I didn’t understand that my time was very valuable, but being the typical young guy in his 20’s I just always believed I would have more of it, or say things like well there’s always tomorrow. As I grew older I started to realize the saying “there is always tomorrow” was just an excuse I was using, and it was holding me back. So I dropped that idea/language from my life and took about to conquer each day. Yet I still didn’t truly understand the value of my time, or that it should be treated as a precious commodity. Last year my wife and I were lucky to have our Son Wyatt come into our lives. This for me was the catalyst for changing how I thought about time. I began to understand how valuable time in general is, and how valuable my personal time is.
I’m not saying you have to have a child to understand the value of your time, I’m sure there are plenty of folks that do not have children, but view time as the most important asset in their lives. What I am saying is we can all take a look at our daily activities and then decide is this how I want to spend my time. I urge everyone to go and enjoy your time have FUN! Go enjoy the simple pleasures in life, get outside enjoy nature, go to the Beach, listen to the sound of the waves crashing. Treat yourself or your family to a nice dinner out, or just spend some Quality time with Family and Friends. It is easy to get caught up in the daily grind of EAT/WORK/SLEEP, add some fun into that cycle. When we are having FUN time seems to stop, we don’t realize how much time has passed the clock is no longer there to hold us hostage. Instead we get to hold time hostage, by creating everlasting memories.
This is how I try to view all my time, I know and understand now that every second, of every minute, of every hour in my day is precious. This leads me to value life more, to value my relationships with everyone more. As I continue to grow as a person, I continue to see that life is too short to be angry, upset, or to live in a way that you don’t want. We only get one life and our time here on earth isn’t infinite, therefore I suggest we treat it as such and live accordingly. Enjoy your TIME!