Time is limited – Don’t waste it

How often do you think, ‘I’ll do that when…..’ We have ever intention of practicing a musical instrument, or reading a book, or going for a run or even walking the dog but we end up waiting for some magical burst of motivation to make it happen. Perhaps, we are just so confident that there will be more time in our lives soon. Maybe we just live in perpetual procrastination. How do we snap out of it? How do we do the things we want to do?

I was pondering these questions yesterday when I received my breaking news text informing the world that Steve Jobs had died. I don’t think this news was particularly surprising to most people but it was somewhat disconcerting. You realize that if a man with as much innovation and forward thinking; a man with the money and resources, a man whose name is a household world can’t figure out how to survive, what hope could I possibly have?

The news gave me pause. I stopped what I was doing and took the time to stroll with my dog. I stated that book I’ve wanted to read. I took the time to live! What about you? Are you so busy that you are forgetting to live?

Take some time today and figure out what is important in your life. Than carve out the time to engage in that activity.

Your time is limited, so don't waste it

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Steve Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011)

 

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