“The key question to keep asking is, are you spending your time on the right things? Because time is all you have.” – Randy Pausch
My typing teacher back in high school (yes, I did actually learn to type on a typewriter) used to always say, “Remember…time lost is never found so let’s not waste it!”
And while I’m sure she was referring to our lack of focus during any given lesson, for me her words tend to speak more towards the lack of focus so many adults have as they journey through life.
We are an impressionable society. We allow ourselves to be sucked in to the popularities our society deems important in order to be considered credible. We idolize people not because of their character, humility and contributions, but rather because of their absurdity and our envy for the fame and fortune they flaunt.
I do believe that many of us really have no idea what “spending time on the right things” truly means.
Let’s face it, we’re only afforded a certain amount of time here on this earth. There are no do-overs when it comes to the human relationships some foster and others ignore.
I challenge your all to turn off the distractions of life – caused by a technological society who fears silence.
Reflect inward and ask yourself, am I truly spending my time on the right things?
From careers to relationships, we’re all given a choice as to how we want our lives to progress. But if you can’t say, with any certainty, that your time is spent wisely – your time will only be lost.