Like a lot of Sunday mornings, I woke up with something on my mind and went looking for a quote that seemed to fit. Under "Rules to Live By" in a great little book called, Age Doesn't Matter Unless You're a Cheese, I found a stellar quote to help me make the point.
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"If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever.
Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack!"
Here's the important point I want to pile drive home...STOP WASTING TIME!
We all do it, some far more than others. We procrastinate on everything. We hold off on things we know in our hearts are right as if we're about to spend our last emotional dollar instead of investing it. Life isn't the New York Stock Exchange, and you're not trading on the floor with a bunch of stockbrokers. You're trading on the floor of your life and all the while the clock is ticking.
I think that's why I can't sleep past 7:00 am any longer. I'm getting older and just don't want to waste any time. That doesn't mean I won't sit and daydream about an idea I have - just that I don't want to zone out and miss opportunities to chase down another new experience.
Stop wasting time and get over all of life's little and sometimes big injustices. It's simply life and the only one you've got. Stop wasting time by waiting to boost your skill set; trying a new marketing idea or changing your technique. Stop wasting time holding off telling a friend they're special to you. Even closer to home, work to find forgiveness for those people in your life who just have it wrong. Stop worrying about what they think of your decisions, because the only one who owns them is you!
The bottom line is time is your most valuable commodity, and you'll never get it back. Don't wait to tell somebody you care about them. Don't hold back from trying something you've always wanted to do. Take some risks and invest your time in things to help you raise the bar on your life and your business.
I'm going to be one year older this week, and there is a point where you realize your mortality. Except for creaking in the morning for ten minutes when I get up, I honestly don't feel older and according to Sheila, I don't act it. LOL But, I look in the mirror and can't help but wonder, where in the world did all the years go, along with my dark hair! I just don't want to waste a minute of my time!
It's Sunday morning of a holiday weekend, and I wish you a weekend filled with a terrific utilization of your time. Make your hugs last at least eleven seconds. Use the day to create smiles, including the one on your face. Use your time wisely and tell those people closest to you how important they are. Most important of all, use today to appreciate your life - it's the only one you've got. Make it incredible.
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