“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.” Lin Yutang
We’ve talked before about the things in life that are priorities or should be priorities to each of us; kids and family being two of them. They may not be priorities for you in this season of your life, but they will be at some point in time, or you will regret it. We’re simply not meant to live alone and without any kind of companionship.
The difference between each of us primarily can be found in whether or not we have the ability to choose between the things we think are priorities, the things we’re choosing to make priorities and the things that actually are (or should be) priorities. It can be hard to share our time between personal, professional and family demands, yet the sooner we do it, the sooner we’ll start getting more out of life.
Yes, you will have to give some stuff up, but you’ll gain so much more by adequately making time for the things in life that really matter. You’ll have less problems at home and work, you’ll feel better, and be less stressed. When you make time to do the things that matter in life, like spending time with your family, choosing the jobs at work that bring in money, and making time to eat well, you’ll notice and feel a difference. The things that you’ve stopped doing or are doing less won’t be as missed as you think they will be now.
This weekend I encourage you to get things done. Do the things you’ve been avoiding, spend time with people you’ve been avoiding to make sure you’re right to avoid them, and make a plan for your future that is as courageous and hope-filled as you are.