If you don’t plan your life it will be planned for you. If you do not go and make the effort to determine where you want to go in your life and what you want to achieve, life will “happen” and before you know it it is too late. Too late to change the job, go to that place you’ve always wanted to go to, etc.
How you live your daily life will eventually become who you are. This made me think about people who constantly leave things to the last minute before it gets done, the “I thrive under pressure” people. People who are constantly fighting fires, running from one issue to the next. This is not an ideal lifestyle for anyone but somehow countless people get stuck in this lifestyle… and some even like it (or say they do) Here’s an example:
A husband is spending way to much time at work, finishing an extremely important project. He needs to be there, it’s urgent! This means he is neglecting his family, so when the message of a divorce comes from the wife, all of a sudden the husband leaves the late nights at the office and spends more time with his wife, making promises of love and commitment and romance like it used to be. This only lasts if it manages to save the marriage, then soon the husband is on to the next “urgent” matter. Perpahs it is the kids, or neglected friendships, or exercise, or studying.
We get into a lifestyle of hopping from one urgent matter to the next. Forgetting what is actually important, and prioritising these things. There is a big difference between urgent, and important. The issue at work can be urgent, but my relationship with my wife is always important.
We need to be careful and watch out before our lives change and we become urgency-hunters.
Prioritise your life NOW.
It will change your life for the better forever!