“Hello, this is Life, please hold.”
Pause. Break. Time out. Freeze. Hang on. Stop. Please hold.
You’ve got 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week, 12 months in a year to experience this thing called life. Sounds like a lot of time, but when it’s all said and done aren’t we all always saying how time seems to fly by? Isn’t it funny how when we’re enjoying ourselves time does seem to fly by, but when we are doing things that we don’t enjoy time seems to drag on and on? When we get caught up in our day to day routines it can become easy to complain about the “small stuff”. Every once in a while life seems to throw us a curveball and we are reminded how precious and fragile life is. For a bit, we seem to appreciate our time more. More importantly, we appreciate the people around us more and tend to complain less and live our lives a little better. It can become really easy to slip back into our routines and that go go go mindset.
Nowadays, most people seem to go at 100mph. Consider a typical day for yourself. Work. Significant others. School. Children. Errands. Pets. Car trouble. Bills. Working out. Illness. The list goes on and on and often times seem never-ending. One of the most important things in the midst of all the madness is taking a moment and asking yourself if you’re happy with your life. If not, what do you need to do to get there? It may not happen overnight, this year or within the next few years. However, if you’re on the way to getting to where you want to be, even if you never get there, your mindset will be so much better knowing you were heading in the right direction.
I read this earlier from Richard Carlson’s Handbook for the Soul:
“Find your true path. It’s so easy to become someone we don’t want to be, without even realizing it’s happening. We are created by the choices we make every day. And if we take action in order to please some authority figure, we’ll suddenly wake up down the road and say, “This isn’t me. I never wanted to be this person.” – Richard Carlson
I think a lot of us can relate to this. Whether it’s a job, relationship or lifestyle it can be very easy to get caught up without even realizing who we are becoming. For some of us, it might even be a combination of all of these things. If we are unhappy with one it can then have a direct effect on every other area of our lives spreading even more negativity. It may take months, it make take years…but, challenge yourself to find your true path so you can wake up down the road and say, “This is me. I’ve always wanted to be this person.”