How Much Time Do We Have? Not a lot
Recently I have been intensely and painfully reminded of simple fact of life.
That fact is the answer to a very simple question.
How much time do we have left? The answer…not a lot.
Whether it is the time left in the Open workout or season, our family, our life work/purpose, or the day in front of us, we don’t have the time we think we do.
We lie to ourselves and remain blind to the fact that we have little time to do, say, and impact others the way we should.
Its sobering to me how we can waltz through life wasting time as if we have limitless amounts, but when it comes to workouts or competition our minds and emotions become aware, acute, and ready to do what is necessary to optimize our existence in that moment because we have been made aware by an outside stimulus that we have little time available to us.
We are all going to die, and in grand scheme of things, the time we have here is infinitesimal. I recently read “Death doesn’t make life pointless, but rather purposeful” – Ryan Holiday.
Without it we’d have no need to act. Urgency wouldn’t exist. Purpose would fade away. That’s how our world is designed.
The reality is, we don’t have much time. We don’t have the luxury of time to not love, pursue, influence and forgive with all due speed and sincerity.
Since death is certain, we must act.
Go now. Urgently move through life. Do. Create. Live. Destroy your passive tendencies.
Above all strive to love, forgive, and lean into the pain of life that others create – intentionally or unintentionally.
Nothing worth doing is easy, and nothing worth doing for people is convenient. You can’t control what others do, but you can control what you do with the little time you have.
Psalm 90:12 – Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.