I don't know about you, but it seems to me that the older I get, the faster time seems to be marching forward. I wish I had an effective way to "put on the brakes" so that the years wouldn't just speed ahead so quickly. Remember when you were a kid and a school year seemed to last forever? Now, the years go by faster and faster. Think about it... the year 2000 was 17 years ago! The 90's seem like they just left us, and here we are over a decade and a half into the 21st century...
I guess the point of this post (if there is one) is to suggest that perhaps we can all become aware of the precious gift that "time" is in our lives. Instead of thinking we have an eternity to live the life we want, perhaps we can be conscious of the ever fleeting moments we have on this planet and really take stock of our goals and desires. In this way we can start living our lives with a purpose so that we can more be more likely to accomplish our goals.
Believe me, I have spent many days just lying on my couch watching daytime television. It can be easy to do. The problem is, when those days stop being appreciated as precious time, and instead we fall into lethargy and feel we have forever to accomplish what we want in our lives -- it's possible we could wake up a little too late to get back on track. That's why I advocate that everyone at least recognizes that time is precious and that perhaps we can all focus our attention a little more clearly on what we truly want in life, so that we can then focus on what it takes to get there.
David Schwartz, M.S., LMFT
David brings a wealth of life experience to his therapy practice. In addition to his therapy training, David has been a self-motivated entrepreneur for over 20 years, as well as working as a producer in the television industry.
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