These days, with too many distractions and needless media attention, it is becoming more and more difficult to think for ourselves. By the time we complete our job for the day, we are faced with social media updates, emails and constant attention of other stuff such as TV and newspapers. Needless to say, we are being bombarded from all directions and our attention span is becoming limited. The result is we stop paying attention to the things that matter most to us. Our ‘WE’ time has lost and it has to be founded. That true sense of purpose and satisfaction towards the life can only be developed when we take charge of our life. Below are the few reasons why it is the most important aspect of our life and why should we care about it.
1. Life is uncertain: Last week, a road accident happened on the highway when we were on our way to company. The accident happened between two cars, a truck and a bus. One car had employees of a company – around 10 of them. The tyre suddenly exploded and the driver felt out of control taking the other three vehicles along with it. After the accident, no one in that car survived. Out of 10, three were the heads of their family who were the only source of income and one was the new employee who has joined the company that very day. This made me realize that life is very uncertain and too short for doing the work you don’t want to do.
2. Time passes very quickly: A day passes by slowly but years passes too quickly. Yes, this irony is realized when we become adults. We think that yesterday only we were small and how fast time has changed. We don’t realize how time passes by if we don’t manage it yet we fail to manage it. Think of all the ten people in the above example. If there was anyone in that group who secretly wished that he would do something but did nothing for years but waited, think how he would have felt when approached death before his eyes. All the dreams not pursued, all the words not spoken, all the good deeds not done were full of regrets because he was afraid or felt too shy to pursue them.
3. Excuses are no longer allowed: There is only 1% of population out there which is really working hard and not making excuses. The rest of us are too busy making excuses. When you make excuses to let others believe that you are not pursuing your dreams because of some reason, they might believe you but you cannot fool yourself by making excuses. Deep inside, you know that any excuses you make which is not moving you towards your dream is only killing you. You may choose to entertain yourself by making excuses or you may educate yourself. And remember, in the world of heroes, where only dreams come true, excuses are not allowed.
Whether you think you have time or not, you are right. But that more of time should be used thoughtfully and same too with the lack of time. And the latter option is what drives us towards our dreams faster.