Life can come and go in the blink of an eye. Don’t you wish you had prioritized that little bit better?
Get your priorities right!
How many times have we heard a parent or loved one say that?
Human nature is typical in becoming consumed in the moment. That passage of time that is the present. No time to focus on your future or plan ahead. It is typical for the majority of us. Thoughts become focused on the here and now. Rarely do we use our intelligence and make plans for a better future.
Simply put, in a fast paced world it is so much easier to dismiss our future and instead live day to day. For most of us, regardless of what we state, tomorrow never really comes.
Put it this way. In a survey recently a group of old age pensioners aged over 90 were asked this question:
“If you had the opportunity to live your life again, what would you do that was different?”
The study found that the majority reported three main facts:
- Most said they would spend more quality time with a loved one. This also included interacting more with family such as children.
- Another common thought was that all those asked this question came back that they would take more risks with their lives. This was usually going that bit extra to prove to a loved one how much they meant to them. It was also having the courage and belief to pursue a dream or career goal.
- Last but not least, most came back with the thought pattern that they would do things in their lives that would echo on into the future long after they had gone.This may be publishing a book, or creating art work such as a painting that generations to come may admire. Also, the fact that they had passed away knowing that their partner and children knew they were loved very dearly and had morals and positive beliefs that could be passed down from generation to generation to make a happier and moralistic world.
What most of us forget is that wisdom is the art of knowing what to overlook. Remember that statement and take it in for a moment.
As humans we generally allow petty things to steal too much of our time. We worry over something that may not ever happen or dwell on a stupid comment someone made about your hair. It may be that we are consumed so much about ourselves and how we appear to others and especially so to a loved one, we forget that our partners chose us for whom we are. We neglect what our partners saw in us and worry too much what others may think.