Good things take time; GREAT things take longer!
Let’s face it; we are living in a dog-eat-dog world. Many people are speeding through life jockeying for position trying to reach the next level of achievement. People are trying to get to work, taking children to school, paying bills, going to school, building businesses, and trying to get to the next level in life.
Two words of advice - SLOW DOWN!
We all are guilty of rushing through life at some point. Everyone wants to be first. Everyday, we see people jockeying for position. Next time you step foot in your car, watch how many people will get in front of you whether they are going faster than you or not. In many organizations, people are stepping on others to get noticed or impress their employer. If you are a business owner, your everyday challenge is to keep your business as a relevant organization in your market. Even if you are just grabbing a bite to eat at a fast food restaurant, people and fast food organizations are doing anything to shorten the customer wait time. Politics, making A’s in school, finding our favorite church seat, keeping a count of wrongs/rights in a marriage, or even competing/battling with your children are all ways of jockeying for position throughout the day. And there are plenty other ways.
I don’t think there is anything wrong with doing your best and trying to lead in various areas of our lives. However, we must do it the right way. The wrong way is to hurt others as we are leading. Don’t forget that we were placed on this earth to help and serve others.
So stop rushing through life and enjoy life. Let me share with you 3 Reasons Why You Should Slow Down and Enjoy Life.
3 Reasons Why You Should Slow Down and Enjoy Life
1. Yesterday Is Gone
Don’t worry about the past. It’s hard to enjoy the here and now if you are caught up in your past mistakes and / or achievements. Whatever happened yesterday, just know that it is old news. All we can do now from the past is learn from it. Whether the past was good or bad, know your present can be better if you focus on it. So slow down and enjoy life.
2. Tomorrow Is Not Promised
The past is gone, but the future is not here yet. Why worry about something that hasn’t happened? The future will take care of itself if you are truly living in the here and now.
3. Today Is Waiting
You may have aspirations of being further along with your schooling, current job position, career, marriage, financial situation, etc. Just remember what I said to start our blog: “Good things take time; GREAT things take longer.”
Although life seems like a sprint because of the chaotic nature of our days; it’s a marathon. From our time deadlines to the many responsibilities we face; it can seem like a sprint sometimes. If we start sprinting during life’s marathon, eventually we are tire out and fall behind in the overall race.
I say all that to say this, PACE YOURSELF! Sometimes it takes a little longer for great things to happen. Focus on the concerns of today and everything else will take care of itself. Should you have goals? YES! However today’s blog is to help you accomplish your daily goals to get things done in the present, so you can live an AMAZING future. So be patient and enjoy life because your time is coming. Wherever you are in life; slow down, live with grace, and enjoy life.