I am overwhelmed by how many things I want to do. However, there are only so many hours in a day and only so many interests one has time for. We’ve got work, family, friends and everything else that takes time and energy to deal with in this modern world.
You have to set priorities to make sure you get time for the things you really want to be doing. I can drift into a place of responsibility. When this happens I make sure I am 110% dedicated to my work life, but then I tend to let other things slide. I have to be disciplined with myself and maintain a balance.
There’s only so much time.
My friend Jon talks about the relative quality of a movie in terms of this notion of time. Like movies he would definitely not watch again because he was never getting that time back in his life.
So I guess it’s really just about paying attention. We need to pay attention to our lives and then, when we are there, living out loud, cognizant of all that we do, we can earn our rewards. Pick a few things, focus on those and don’t worry about the rest. Be disciplined about doing what makes you happy. I know that sounds contradictory but it’s just too easy to forget. We are all able to contribute, don’t get swept up in the hoopla, take a deep breath, open your eyes and make use of the time you have. Make use because it is precious because there is so little time.