Life is a journey and I don’t think we ever really arrive. The journey continues for as long as we are still alive and breathing. We should keep growing, and never become stagnant. As the saying goes, it’s not over, till it’s over.
They say life is a marathon and not a sprint. When training to run a marathon, you do it in increments. You start by running for a few miles, and then gradually increase the miles you run until you are able to run the long distance you are training for. Also, important when training for a marathon, is striking a balance and taking it easy, so you don’t crash and burn.
Are you trying to keep up with the Jones’s?
In a world where a lot of folks try to keep up with the joneses, it may be challenging to stop comparing yourself to others. I have found that the best way to live, and actually succeed, is to do just that.
Stop comparing yourself to others
Unhealthy comparisons and competitions produce a negative energy that is not healthy for a fulfilling and happy life. I mean there’s always going to be someone smarter, more good-looking, wealthier etc. than you are, so at what point do you get to stop comparing yourself to others.
Time is all we have
We’ve all been told at one point or the other in our lives about the importance of budgeting. For the most part, when you hear budgeting, it’s usually regarding financial budgets and not time budgets.
The same idea holds for investments. We are all encouraged to not only budget and save money, but also to invest it wisely in mediums that will produce a high return on our investments.
Today, I want you to think in the same terms about your time. Time is really all we have, and it is the greatest resource we have available to us. It is also the one resource that we all get an equal amount of on a daily basis. No matter how hard you try, you just can’t get more of it.
There is only one point you can start from, and that is right where you are right now. You cannot start from your past, and you should not wait to get to the future before you start. Only one option left, start now, start where you are.
All you have is now
The past is gone, and the future is not promised. Where you are is where you are, and you can start or continue to take steps towards where you want to be. All you have is this moment, right now, right here. This day is the first day of the rest of your life. This moment is the first moment of the rest of your life. What decisions can you make today, right now, that will impact the rest of your life positively.