Saturday, May 10, 2014
This soulful gem by Erykah Badu has been permeating through me as I work through translations. It makes me reflect of how valuable time really is. I dare say that it is more precious than money. If you think about it, money is something tangible, if you spend or lose a dollar, you can get another one just by scraping up loose change in the cushions of your sofa. Your credit card, although not hard-earned cash, is also tangible and plastic, and can be replaced if lost or stolen. However, every moment in your life should be cherished. Moments are something intangible and so precious that you cannot afford to lose them, because you cannot get them back. Although you have a chance to start anew the following day, that next time will be very different from the first. So needless to say, I'm not a guy that likes to waste time with nonsense. Now don't get me wrong, I like to have fun and be entertained, but too much of it to the point that it is distracting from quality time with family, achieving my goals, professional life, time for reflection and rest for my physical and mental state, is when it becomes a major issue. A lot of people complain that they can't get ahead in life, reach their goals, find a good job, or have time to spend with loved ones, but they spend so much time on social media, watching other people live out their fantasies in movies, "reality" TV and sports, playing video games, or wasting time with people and things in their surroundings that's not worth their time. If they become aware of how much time they are wasting and actually use that portion and dedicate it to doing what they really want to do, it would make a tremendous difference. The leaders, innovators, inventors, entrepreneurs, superstars and award-winners you see and read about everyday are only successful because they were proactive people with a vision, and ambitious enough to chase after their dreams. You should be the same, VALUE YOUR TIME AND STOP WASTING IT!