The reason that we do things is something important to consider. Each day we’re given a finite amount of time to do things, and how we use that time means we’ve got less time to do other things as the sand slowly pours out of the hourglass of our life. Knowing that we’re on a clock that’s running out is a good reason to never do anything bad or waste any time, but the simple fact is we aren’t machines and it’s just not possible. But we can do a much better job of using our time wisely and making as many good decisions for our lives as possible.
So what helps us make decisions? One of the biggest things is what motivates us in life. Maybe the big motivating factor for you right now is money. Maybe that’s what gets you out of bed in the morning. Maybe you’re motivated by the people in your life and wanting them to have the best opportunities possible. Maybe you’re motivated by the death of a close friend. What motivates you?
If you can’t answer what motivates you and don’t really feel like anything is motivating you it’s time to take a serious look at your life and what you’re doing with it. It’s about more than just wasting your life or missing out on opportunities, it’s about not being able to thrive. You can’t thrive when you’re playing catch-up or when you’re just getting by in life. Thriving only happens when you truly pursue life and all you were meant to do with it.
So this week I encourage you to find something to motivate you and keep it front and center as you go through the week.
“When grandpa was ill and could’ve died, I would have swapped all my record sales so he could get well. He is the reason I am a singer. He was my best friend growing up.” Michael Buble