We live in a fast-paced world, with people going around like they are always in a hurry. Hustling like there’s no tomorrow is now considered a norm. If you do this and that, you are a productive human being and member of society, which isn’t bad per se. We need to hustle to achieve our dreams as they won’t be handed to us on a silver platter.
The problem is, more often than not, we use most of our time, if not all, working hard towards our goals. We tend to see just one thing. To get where we want to be, we lose sight of where we are in the present. And that, from my standpoint, is why despite being able to get to where we want to be, we still feel perplexed and out of place somehow.
Time Wasted Is Time Lost
You can retrieve or rewrite lost data, and you can even work hard again on your way to your dreams in the event you fail, but you can never regain the time wasted while you are focused on doing something else. You might be so busy with work right now that you cannot spend time with your family. You forget that your parents are getting older, and your kids are discovering the world without you.
Work is equally important, of course. How can you provide the best for your family if you don’t have any? But, keep in mind the importance of work-life balance. Setting a boundary between the two will help improve both work and personal life. You’d get more time outside work to be with family, friends, and even a time for yourself to relax and recharge. In return, you’d get more productive at work and avoid feeling burnout from working too much.
the Greatest Gift We Can Give
Money offers comfort and convenience, but yes, it doesn’t equate to happiness. There are things that money cannot buy, and those things are mostly what complete a person’s life. Money can be earned; time, on the other hand, cannot be earned, it can only be lost. You only have now, your future is not promised. Thus, spending it with the people important to you is the ultimate expression of love.
Maybe, at this moment, you still don’t get where the quotes about time and its significance are coming from. Not unless you get news of people who are younger than you and people who are close to your heart dying. You get to realize that we are not promised tomorrow, that we don’t know if we are still around in a week or in a month’s time. That’s how life works.
Organize your schedules well and make sure that you make time for yourself and spend it with your loved ones. Always remember that you are replaceable at work. Don’t put too much importance on things that will eventually forget you. Make memories with your family and loved ones, they are the ones who truly value you.