I was stopped in my tracks by three separate blog posts recently. They were saying similar things, but with their own unique slant.
Firstly, there was Leo Babauta’s post concerning the limited length of life. He was urging me, and all the other readers, not to waste our time. Life is short so do things that will make a difference, both in our lives and in the lives of others. Moments are precious, so treat them as such.
Secondly, Suzi Blu raised the spectre of potential disasters and to question what we do with our time. What is important to us? As writers and artists our art is important. It is part of us, our very being. But is this the best way to spend our time? What’s more important: that sentence, that brush stroke, or that kiss, or that movie?
Finally, wise sage Seth Godin in his succinct and insightful way, made the point that often the most important thing isn’t on our list. We waste our days doing the unimportant, the urgent, the things that don’t challenge or help us grow as humans.
Our time is precious. It is limited. Do we know what is the most important thing we can do with our time? And if so, are we doing it?
Our lives are fleeting. I’m becoming aware of how little time we have, probably because it was recently my birthday and my age is fast heading upward. It won’t be long till I, hopefully, celebrate a major milestone in years.
- So what am I doing?
- Am I wasting my time or am I doing the most important thing?
- What are you doing?
- Are you doing the most important thing?
- Do you know what that important thing is?
Find what is important, add it to your list, and make it your next action!