We are all always pressed for time. The hustle, the grind, getting from one place to another and finding smart ways and tech to make our lives easier.
I’ve used so many tools to increase my productivity like Trello, Asana and to-do lists. Still time is time. Lately I’ve been reading this book called “A Happy Pocket Full of Money” and it’s one of those books that once you read the first chapter, you’ll like it. The author explains metaphysical concepts like time in a much easier way to understand. 🌸
If you’re someone who always feels like you don’t have enough time... this book explains it well. Ever feel like when you’re doing something creative and time flies by so quickly? But yet when you’re going through a rough time or going through a depression, you wonder when this phase of your life will end? That’s exactly how time plays. When you’re working on a new project for the first time, you’re so into it that you forget time is passing. All your senses are engaged because you’re not sure how the final product is going to turn out. You can be both excited and slightly nervous, but at least your mind and heart is fully engaged.
Contrast this with those times you knew how something will turn out. Maybe it’s the work you do at your 9-5. Maybe it’s the dishes that you dread doing. Maybe it’s just that hard conversation with that client who just doesn’t get it. Every day it’s the same thing. Every year, it’s the same process. Or let’s say, how often do you discover something new about a friend? A significant other? I rarely remember the things people say or judge about me, but one time this stranger just joked, “How come you never smile?” Then the same man at another point in time said, “It’s the same boring people everyday huh?” At that moment, part of me felt guilty, but I knew there was some truth to it. If I wasn’t learning something new everyday, I’d feel like I’ve wasted my day.
Your present is now. Act now. This moment is the only moment that you have control over. You can’t change the past. But you can create your future by acting right now. This moment.
What does the future you want to look back on and say you have created?