It’s almost October.
Last quarter of the year.
Last quarter of the DECADE!
i say it often, the time will pass anyway, so you might as well be striving to live your best life.
However, there is a disconnect which often lulls us into thinking we have more time. And for many of us, Lord willing, we do have more time.
But what if you didn’t? What if your days were actually coming to an abrupt end? (SPOILER ALERT: THEY ARE!)
If you had the exact day and time of your demise from this world, would you change the way you do things? Would you change the way you speak to people? Would you change your job/profession? Would you be in greater pursuit of joy and work harder to rid your life of that which does not serve you well?
Whether it was January 1, 2019, some time long before that, or some time since then, you know there are things you wanted to accomplish. Perhaps some of those goals have alluded you. Perhaps some you gave up on as quickly as the thought arose. Perhaps you’re waiting for the “right time” to shoot your shot. All those things are normal human behavior, but the older I get, the more I realize “normal” will not produce the thriving life you desire.
People grossly underestimate how much of an impact small, daily improvements make. I know the math doesn’t always add up, but if you get 1% better at something each day, that’s 365% better in a year’s time! Is that worth your time? Is that worth the effort? Is that something you can look back on and be proud of the work you put forth?
Three months until a new year, a new decade, a new hope. But as you read this, you have days until a new month, hours until a new day, minutes until a new hour. Each passing moment is an opportunity.
You don’t have to wait for some arbitrary time or event, you can literally take action right now. As I’ve said before, you don’t need all the answers (trust me, you’ll never have them anyway!), you just have to do something to move the needle forward.
The time continues to pass and your days are numbered. If you’re not in pursuit of your most elite self, I HIGHLY encourage you to begin that path. If you happen to be one of the few who is already on that journey, KEEP GOING! Regardless of what we achieve in this life, we will all be shadows and dust in the end. Make your time count, and know you can accomplish great things if you so choose.