Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Time and Time Again
Time, such an interesting commodity. It is the one thing that no matter who you are, what your age or status in life, what your job or income everyone has the same amount of it. We all have 24 hours each day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. The only difference one might say is that no one knows how many years of parts of years their total life may be composed of. But I submit that since no one knows the length of their life that is a non factor in choosing how we use what time we do have. How we use the 24 hours given us each day is what is important. I guess it is what will determine the success with which we live our life.
So how do I want to live my life? This is probably a question I should have seriously thought about and determined long before now. Sometimes I think I fall into the mold of a person who just lets life happen, rolling with the daily flow of activities rather than creating the path. Is this good or is this bad? Probably neither exclusively but a little bit of both. I like being a fairly flexible person that can roll with the punches life thows at me on a daily basis. I think that is a good thing. On the other hand, there are things I wish I had done with my life, things I could have accomplished or reached for that I haven't because I was to busy with the way life was happening. Stopping the flow and making my life into what I would have liked it to be would have taken more work and more initiative than often I felt I had the energy for. Now that I find sad!
They say that any dream you have can come true if you want it bad enough and are willing to work hard enough for it. I don't know if I believe that or not. I want to. May be it is true, but the key is you have to want it to be true so bad that you are willing to risk anything and do anything to make it come true. Unfortunately not only am I a basically lazy person I also am not a big risk taker. So where does that leave me?
I guess I need to go back to that question. How do I want to live my life? How do I want to use the 24 hours alotted to me each day? These are questions I need to give more thought to.