What do you consider the most important things in your life? Your job? Your family? Helping other people?
Most of us live day to day, doing things because they are a routine and comfortable. Chances are, however, that that routine is causing you to neglect things which are much more important than the things you’re currently doing.There will come a point in time when you will be coming towards the end of your life and you’ll ask yourself…
What have I done with my life?
Who have I helped?
Whose lives have I touched?
Did I live my life the way I want to live it or by someone else’s expectations?
Some people spend their entire lives, climbing a ladder, day by day, step by step. Only when they reach the very top do they realize that the top of the ladder is not what they wanted at all. Yes, that ladder was consistent and their climbing it made them feel that they were going “someplace better.” However, they were climbing the wrong latter, in the wrong direction. Don’t think that can happen to you? If you spend enough time in a nursing home you’ll have people personally admit to wasting their entire lives. How can you avoid this tragedy from happening to you?
Rethink Everything About How You Live Right Now
This includes your job, your salary, what you do in your spare time. Nothing is off limits. Chances are, you are spending time on things which others have deemed important and you just went along for the ride. If you don’t like your job, look for another one or start your own business. If you watch too much TV, stop and consider other activities. Most importantly, take concrete steps to fill your life with things that are the most important. If tomorrow was to be the last day of your life, what would you do? Those things are the most important. Make specific goals that will allow you to have those “most important things.” Make a note of things you want to achieve (spending 1 hour each day with family) and make sure that your planned activities actually come to fruition.
In an ideal world we’d all take year long vacations and spend as much time as we want with our loved ones. Just because that ideal doesn’t exist, doesn’t mean that you can’t rank things that are most important to you and focus on those things first. Your most valuable resource is your time and you have to allocate it in the most efficient way possible if you want to achieve your goals. Make a schedule of with your rankings in mind and stick to it. Chances are, you’ll find your schedule will have to work around things that are “not that important”. Maybe you have an unfulfilling job. If that’s the case, spend each day building some sort of hobby or business so that, one day, you entire day will mean something to you.
About the Author: Nickolay Lamm is an internet marketing specialist at InventHelp.