My mom died from breast cancer at age 48 leaving many of her plans and dreams unrealized and unfulfilled. Five months ago, a dear 84-year-old friend was given four months to live, but she decided she has a lot more living to do. Both my mom and my friend reinforce the understanding that time is more valuable than money and possessions.
By time, I’m not just talking about the spare hours we have in a day before or after work or those hours enjoyed on our day off. I mean the quality of how we spend our time, whether it’s business or personal. That time is a precious gift we’ll never get back, so tell me, what is it you do with yours?
Most of us spend more time at work and in our careers than we do on our personal life. That’s why spending our valuable time in and on a career that satisfies our cravings is a necessity, not a luxury. The same goes for what scant personal time we have. Creating and doing something more meaningful than playing Candy Crush® or tweeting our lunch is just as necessary and ultimately more fulfilling.
Whether you’re growing your legal nurse consulting business or simply creating a space to spend time with your family, invest wisely in time that feeds your creativity and your soul. Then it won’t matter whether you’re consulting on a complex medical malpractice case or sitting on the beach. You’ll be doing exactly what you want to do at that moment in time.
I’m just sayin’
P.S. Comment and share how you enjoy the precious gift of time.