I have always planned to spend my days doing something truly important. I never wanted to be someone who worked at a job I hated, and only found purpose and enjoyment in my free time. I know that life isn’t always so simple, and that we all have to make sacrifices in order to put a roof over our heads and food on the table, but I have tried to stay true to my young, idealistic values over time.
I am inherently a planner. I focus on the future and think that planning is the best way to teach my goals. However, this can lead to me getting too caught up in planning for the future, and I can forget about other things that are often more important.
Every day, I try to remind myself to do the things that are truly important. The things that aren’t related to money. The things that I would immediately start doing if I knew I only have a limited amount of time left on earth. Things like family, laughing, creating, and enjoying life.
We all need to realize that we do have a limited amount of time left, and that the things you would long for if you found out you were dying, are the things you need to grab a hold of and enjoy each and every single day.
The only time we have is the present. Planning for the future to a certain extent is practical, but experiencing the present is crucial.
If you’re never living in the moment, then you won’t get to experience that ideological future when you get there. You will always be looking forward, planning and worrying about the next step.
What point is there to living in the past or the future, if you’re missing the present?