I’ve learned two things as I have gotten older.
1. Money is important but not everything.
2. Time is everything and important.
We spend a lot of time thinking were using it effectively. We have apps, productivity systems. We balance between jobs, friends, life. While having systems like that work, it doesn’t fix the one thing we all want.
It’s limited. The days go by quicker especially when you get older. The hours seem like minutes, minutes like seconds until one day, we realize our parents are older, we’re losing our hair, we’ve gained some weight and we now become what we remembered our parents when we were kids.
I didn’t spend my time wisely. For two years, I sat on a couch, in my house, feeling sorry for myself, wishing the thoughts of war would leave me. I had time, two years worth to do something.
And I didn’t value it.
But I realized now looking back time is all we have at the end of the day. It doesn’t matter what you did with it in the past. What matters is what you do with it now.
"Time cannot be bought. It cannot be wagered with God. And it is not in endless supply. Time is simply how you live your life."