In this blog series I am going through 15 Challenges that the late Jim Rohn dared us to pursue in our own lives.
Today we will be talking about the eighth challenge that Jim Rohn gave us.
Conserve Your Time
Sometimes we get faked out. Bill Bailey says the average person says, “I’ve got twenty more years.” No, Bill says you’ve got twenty more times. If you go fishing once a year, you’ve only got twenty more times to go fishing, not twenty years. That fakes you out.
I really like the point Jim Rohn makes here about being faked out about the amount of time that we really do have. If we have something that we love to do, but only do it once a year, it does not mean we have twenty more years of doing it. It means that we have only 20 more times of doing it. If we look at it from that perspective, it should make us appreciate the activity more when we do get to do it.
Everyday that we get a day of life, we have a new opportunity to live that day to the fullest. To appreciate all of the moments we are given. To do things the right way. Every time we have the opportunity to do the right thing, but choose not to do it, that opportunity is gone forever. We will never get it back. We only have so many opportunities that we are given so we should make the very most of each and every one we are given.
Time really does move so quickly. We will wake up one day and find that we have come to the end of our life here on earth. When that time comes are you going to be a person who has regrets? Will you wish you had done more with your life? Will you wish you had been kinder and done more things to serve others? That is no way to go out. At the end of my life, I want to look back on my life and say that even though I made mistakes and didn’t always make the right decisions, I lived my life the very best that I knew how. I gave it everything I got and leave this world at peace knowing what a great ride it had been. Leaving life with no regrets is about the best that anyone could ever hope for in this life.
As you go through your days, try not to spend your life wasting time. Instead choose to conserve it whenever you can. Do things that will make a difference in this world. Leave this world a better place than when you got here. That is a life well lived.
I would like to challenge you to live each day to the fullest. Don’t let time just slip away. Enjoy every moment of it. Each day we are given is a gift and we should treat it that way.