From the moment I’ve been born my time has been running out.
Sounds negative but it’s true.
It’s a statement we can all attest to. Though most of us don’t realize just how much little time we have left in the grand scheme of things.
Or at least we don’t appreciate it, so we disrespect it as if we’re immortal beings who’ll live forever and forever stay young.
But it’s always only a matter of time until reality punches you in the mouth and forces you to acknowledge the importance of time and how you decide to spend it.
I only discovered how precious time really is between my late teens/early 20’s.
2 events lead to that realization:
- Being made redundant.
- Almost losing my life to a bunch of scum bags.
The Brutal Truth
Put this into perspective.
The average person is said to live for around 80 years. Some more, some less.
But the brutal truth is that’s a little deceiving.
Here’s a better way to look at it. The average person will only get to experience:
- 80 summers.
- 80 autumns.
- 80 winters.
- 80 springs.
That’s nothing but a two digit number. An unbelievably small number of years. Especially considering how numbers can go into the trillions.
And yet many of us spend time:
- Saying YES to the wrong types of people.
- Staying in relationships with partners we hate, have no interest in, or worse, they abuse us.
- Giving too much of a fuck about what people think of us.
- Worrying about WHAT IFS.
- Doing things we hate for too long.
- Hanging around friends who bring us down, betray us, use us, back stab us, all for the sake of “not wanting to be lonely”.
- Doing things we know are ruining our lives, yet we refuse to stop. (Smoking, drugs, stress, incessant worrying, etc)
- Saying NO to the wrong types of people.
- Thinking about starting that business, but never doing anything about it.
- Thinking about pursuing our dreams, but never having the courage to go for it. Then having the audacity to hate on others who do have the courage.
- Excusing ourselves from the things we know we SHOULD be doing.
- Judging and hating others because they have what we weren’t willing to work for. (YouTube comments just proves it)
- Blaming the government, ex girlfriends, jobs, and whatever else.
- Taking advice from people who’ve quit on their dreams.
- Caring too much about how society will see us if we do X.
And the list goes on.
The last thing you wanna be doing at 80 years old (or whatever age) is any of the above.
Don’t underestimate how much time you have left, because before you know it. time will pass you by.
And all you’ll have to show for it is a lot of complaining, moaning, bitching, regrets, and disappointments when it’s too late.
So get started now and don’t hold back so you can live without regrets.