We get 1440 minutes a day. Every day. It never changes. Well, until we have zero. Time is ticking.
When we feel we have so much left we often take it for granted and squander it away. We make some decisions that are questionable even if from the outside they seem so blatantly obvious.
We’ll sit in line at Chick-Fil-A but won’t find time to call a friend and catch up with them
We’ll thumb through Instagram but won’t start the book we’ve wanted to write
We’ll crank out work after hours but are too busy to read a book to our kids
We have all the time to get busy work done but there’s never enough left for the important stuff.
Making the right decisions with our time and prioritizing the critical stuff ultimately leads us in a direction of lifelong fulfillment. That is for certain.
It’s hard to recognize that we are wasting time when we are in the moment and only after we take a 30,000-foot view of the situation we can realize there are areas that can enhance our lives simply by replacing a one-time commitment with another.
Small wins, each day, lead us to the life we’ve always wanted. It’s just hard to see the trees from the forest initially.
Zoom out and the picture becomes much clearer.