Do you ever feel like time is just flying by?
Do you ever look at your life and wonder where all the years have gone?
A few years ago, I hit a stage of life where I started becoming acutely aware of the fact that life was moving by at the speed of light.
As I’ve grown increasingly aware of this unpleasant reality, I’ve started to realize that “the future” actually isn’t some grand vision of what’s going to happen somewhere on the horizon. No, the future (for all intents and purposes) is happening right now. Today. These are the moments when you’re going to make or break the plans you’ve had for all these years.
It was sometime around my 30th birthday when all of these thoughts started to hit me like a ton of bricks. All of a sudden, I couldn’t keep telling myself things like, “When I grow up, I’m going to do something great!” The fact is, I am grown up and the journey is already well under way! If there was something awesome I want to do with my life, I’d better be doing it right now.
Here’s A Little Perspective:
The good news is – this kind of “heightened awareness” of the temporal nature of life is actually a very healthy thing. By embracing it, we can snap out of foggy monotony of our daily grind and start living each day with a greater sense of purpose.
As I’ve pondered this more and more, I’ve been reflecting back on some of the conversations I’ve had with people over the years. Whenever I talk with friends, family and colleagues about things like:
- cool business ideas
- dream jobs
- life goals
- family vacations
- working for yourself
…it seemed like I would always hear a lot of reasons why they couldn’t do what they dreamed of doing. For example:
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