We book a holiday and all we do is look forward to it,
We imagine ourselves sat on a beach with a cocktail, or seeing a world famous site whilst we go about our boring daily lives
We get excited about going to a party or a meal with so and so and once again this consumes our mind
But the time in between planning the thing and actually doing the thing matters just as much
Yeah you may be looking forward to your holiday or whatever but are you not equally looking forward to another day.
Instead of daydreaming about what you could be doing in 2 weeks time you could be enjoying the taste of your food or the sites around you
The things we do in between are the important stuff because they take up the majority of our lives and to be honest they’re pretty amazing if you learn to appreciate them
The to-do list is endless…
But time isn’t
There is so much that we want to do in the short time we have.
Yet we spend most of it working, on our devices and when it comes to doing some if the to dos other than work,
We dont feel like doing them.
So we browse the tv or the social media
To take our mind off the fact that we have so much to do at work the next day,
But with each day we add to our lives we’re also subtracting from it too
So the more we put off doing something that would lift our spirits the less time have to enjoy them if we eventually got round to them.
Time isn’t endless so you might as well do something you might enjoy once in a while rather than put it off.
Old and New Can’t Live Together.
Ok this isn’t entirely true, if you go to Rome you’ll see ancient history blended into modern-day living and it makes one beautiful city (I think I’ve never been) Old and new clearly can live together there.
When it comes to me and you
Old cannot live with the New.
The old way of doing things and a new way of thinking that is.
You want to achieve that big goal. That requires a new way of thinking.
But thinking alone can’t change anything…
So you have to change the way you do things too,
You can’t want to lose weight, but still, do the things that made you gain the weight in the first place.
You can’t get rich by doing the stuff that got you broke…
Do you want change?
The old way has to be evicted.
We must seize what flees – Seneca
The first part of this letter Seneca was saying that we must set aside our distractions and putting all our efforts into our single purpose, before too much time passes and its too late…
Time is like currency, you get 24 hours a day, how you spend it is up to you…
But unlike currency, once we’ve spent it… It’s gone.
You can’t loan time from the bank, You can’t make time back as you could with money…
You have 24 hours today – Seize it, by losing your distractions and focus on the task in front of you…
Before it flees,
‘We must live each day as if it’s our last’ – Marcus Aurelius
‘They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.’ – Andy Warhol⠀
Do I need to add a caption to this?⠀
Take a second now to look at your circumstances…⠀
Your health, Job, Wealth, Relationship, Quality of Life etc…⠀
Is there something your not happy with, Something that when you look into the future you imagine a different reality…⠀
Now have you noticed that when you imagine this reality, Its always in the future…⠀
That’s where they will always be Unless you do something about it…⠀
Joining the gym tomorrow is useless if tomorrow never comes…⠀