Friday, August 9, 2013

If Not Now, When? Time Will Tell…

It’s impossible … said pride. It’s risky … said experience. It’s pointless … said reason. Give it a try … whispered the heart.

Do you really believe it’s possible to live the life you’ve always imagined for yourself? Do you actually think that all of your wishes will come to fruition?
Do you sincerely believe that all your calculated decisions will generate the tangible results you expect?
Do you believe, with all your heart, that you can absolutely have all the things you want; when you want them? Do you believe that all the effort you put forth today, will give you all that you desire and seek for tomorrow; healthy relationships, a loving and beautiful family, the ideal career path, financial stability, continual happiness, etc.?
I do believe it’s possible to have these things and that is why I work the way I do. I make the decisions I make and plan my life the way I do because I wish to live the life I long for… but how long do I have to wait for what all I believe to be mine?

Life has a way of giving you the lessons and the things you actually need at the perfect time… and not a millisecond sooner.

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.”
~Albert Einstein

Our life shouldn’t ever be linked to a race. It’s sometimes hard to put into practice, but we shouldn’t live life in a hurry to accomplish the next thing; wanting immediate clarity to our incertitude or instant resolutions to our wishes and aspirations. This thing called life is not a race. Life is a journey that we slowly set up daily and simultaneously uncover random fruits we seeded yesterday, a week ago, or years ago.
Here is the Life Lesson of the day, “Time will tell and then you will know if the choice you made was right; or simply a lesson on the road to what's right.”

In one of the most popular Bible versus, “The Lord’s Prayer,” there’s a very revealing line. “And give us this day, our daily bread.” This implies that we are often so much in a hurry to see tomorrow, that we fail to appreciate the day in front of us. We sometimes fail to look at the morning and evaluate it for what it is, our new day and new opportunity to have the best day of our lives. For that reason, I wake up with a new daily goal. Every day I try to make decisions right there in the thick of things happening around me. I try to make decisions for things that will see light in the near or far away future, and while making those decisions, I have to keep in mind previous decisions. I remember the choices I made yesterday or the day before, so that everything can fall into its proper place. Will I be here at 60 or 70, or will I be gone? We have so much to do, so much to accomplish and it feels as though we have to be in a hurry to get there. Either way, I can’t stop aspiring, wishing, striving for more (better), however; we need to learn, while giving ourselves timelines for achievements, we need to consider time as irrelevant as possible and see life’s gift to us a timeless journey to fit a whole host of wonderful undertakings into our lives.

There are so many changes in my life that have come about (or taken place) due to decisions I made previously. Of course these are the decisions that – at the moment – were “absolutely the right thing to do.” Whether they yielded a good or bad outcome, back then you couldn’t tell me otherwise… I just knew things would go according to my plan. So I have learn this one thing to be true, time is the only assurance that things will happen in which ever way they will happen… again, only time will tell.

We all have heard of the butterfly effect. It is a term use to describe how small changes to a seemingly unrelated thing or condition can affect a set of things. In life (in general), the butterfly effect is a way of describing how, unless all factors can be accounted for, it remains impossible to predict with total accuracy the outcome of any decision made as there are too many unknown variables to ones journey.
I totally believe in the butterfly effect as it relates to events in life. So many major things in my life would not have happened the way that they did if just one or two small details had been different. There's really no way to make the right choice, because we have no way of knowing which way things will go when they appear to be unrelated. You just have to give it your best shot. You have to do what you feel is right and know to be true, mixed with a decent measure of experience and good fortune.

Every choice you make in life will either lead you closer to what you pictured your goals to be (and aspirations to be), or take you one step further from them… It’s as simple as that.

So, slow down and take one thing at a time, one day at a time. Yes, make plans, but don’t be in such a rush. Most of the time it will take more than 24/7 to see reactions to your actions. Focus on living the day in front of you in the best way possible. Remember- today’s decisions will affect your tomorrow… and only time will tell…


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