I fear that many people live in a world (their own world) where they don’t realize how precious their time is and consequently don’t manage their time in a balanced and fulfilling way – until it’s too late.
Today, I would like for you to take a step back and focus on just one part of the whole.
Focus on how you spend your time every day.
A large part of your day is obviously spent sleeping, eating, and taking care of your basic needs – those are a given.
But how do you spend the other hours of your day?
…The hours that you get to choose how to spend?
Do you spend the majority of your extra time watching TV? Creating art? Reading? Feeling stressed? Or on social media?
Because if so, then think about this: You are on track to have spent most of your life watching TV, creating art, reading, feeling stressed, or on social media.
…If you spend the majority of your day with your family and friends, then you are on track to have spent most of your life with your family and friends.
…If you spend the majority of your day doing work that you hate, then you are on track to have a hate-filled life.
…If you spend the majority of your day showing gratitude and expressing love, then you are on track to have a love-filled life. Continue reading
“The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work, and the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking, and don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking, don’t settle.” ~ Steve Jobs
“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something… Almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.” ~ Steve Jobs
…And why you should always ‘Stay Hungry and Foolish.’
“I was worth over $1,000,000 when I was 23, and over $10,000,000 when I was 24, and over $100,000,000 when I was 25, and it wasn’t that important because I never did it for the money.” ~ Steve Jobs
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” ~ Steve Jobs
“That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” ~ Steve Jobs
“We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it.” ~ Steve Jobs
“Management is about persuading people to do things they do not want to do, while leadership is about inspiring people to do things they never thought they could.” ~ Steve Jobs
“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.” ~ Steve Jobs
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” ~ Steve Jobs
“It’s better to be a pirate than to join the Navy.” ~ Steve Jobs
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” ~ Steve Jobs
“I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.” ~ Steve Jobs