The concept of time living in an instant society where we often complain “there isn’t enough time…”
Guilty myself, I go about most days rushing back and forth from to-do and to-want… happy most times, sometimes grumpy about not fitting in this or that; but, most times, overly assuming that time will always be there.
Until last week Saturday, where “time’s running out” and “you are out of time” came crashing together.
Receiving devastating news that one of your own is no longer here to catch up over date night; or grab a quick coffee; to plan a casual jog or brunch; to schedule a birthday outing; a girl’s night, a kid’s party, a career promotion… all of it NO LONGER in an INSTANT.
I remember when as a kid, I wanted time to pass by so quickly so I could be a grown up.
Then I begged for time to pass to turn 21 and drink alcohol.
And then I started to wish I could turn back the clock; often wondering “where did all the time go?”
Time – it sneaks up on you when you least expect it. And it’s been a huge reminder to me to no longer waste my time on what or who doesn’t serve me.
In the book The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks, he talks about an idea called Einstein Time. The idea behind Einstein Time as Hendricks defines it is “YOU are where time comes from-you can make as much of it as you want!”
I urge you to do the same. My time, your time, is precious. What is your time worth and how do you want to spend it?