Living For Life’s “Little Moments”…

by Joseph Ratliff

Some people work so damn hard for so little reward it saddens me to watch it.

  • Cramming project after project (some not even at work), just do “get them done”…doing them in quantity…all for a “little break” at the end.
  • Spending 10 – 40 years (or more) of their lives working for some “big company” that doesn’t even know they exist…all for a tiny bit of recognition that fizzles in minutes after they receive it.
  • Working 40-plus hours a week at some job they hate, then holding that up as a status symbol of their sacrifice (for what?).

And on, and on…

I think we need to turn the tables as a society.  To start the process (a process I’ve completed myself)…I want you to ask yourself a few questions:

  1. Do you really think of yourself and your family / friends first when using your time?  Or does it seem like everyone and everything else fills that time for you?
  2. Are you really satisfied with busting your knuckles (figuratively or literally) every week for little to no real recognition or reward?
  3. Can you do what you want, when you want to, without worrying about “all the other commitments” you seemingly have?
  4. Does life seem like it moves way too fast, leaving you with a daily feeling of “I wish I could have done ______” ?

Think about these questions today, and keep in mind one lesson that could change the way you think about life (if you let it)…

There is always one person in control of the time you have on this planet during your 70 or so trips around the sun…it’s either you or someone else (and the choice is always yours to make as to who that is).

So quit living for the “little moments”, and start choosing to live for big ones.

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