I will begin with a quote from a book called ” Build Your Own Dynasty – One Piece at a Time” by my friend Alex Czaban.
“Too often people choose to do things that are out of alignment with their goals. Many want to learn a new skill, but instead, they allow themselves to be distracted by the tv, accompanied by a glass of wine or beer. Instead of committing to rising early in the morning to exercise, they hit the snooze button. Instead of reading the book they bought, they scroll through social media reading nonproductive posts.
After all these behaviors and choices, many sit frustrated as to why they cannot achieve their dreams. They may begin to feel stuck and beat themselves up, feeling like giving up. Why do so many remain in a distracted paradigm compiled of bad habits and contradictions? There are many answers that may come to mind. I have found there are two root causes; We look at all we have completed and believe our reality “should” be better that what it is. The second is the desire to avoid pain and danger.”
By living in this paradigm, or similar paradigms, we are wasting precious time. Not merely time that we could be “doing” more, that is a never ending paradigm as well. No. It’s “investing” my time, heart and passion in discovering my “why” or my purpose. We talk alot about purpose, but what is it really? As Rick Warren says in “The Purpose Driven Life”, our purpose is vitally connected to others, and the time we invest in them, in helping them discover their why and their purpose.
“Time is your most precious gift because you only have a set amount of it. You can make more money, but you can’t make more time. When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you’ll never get back. Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time.
It is not enough to just say relationships are important; we must prove it by investing time in them. Words alone are worthless. “My children, our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action.” (1 John) Relationships take time and effort, and the best way to spell love is “T-I-M-E.”
― Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?
BH/ Sources: Alex Czaban – Rick Warren