Mindset Monday – Time Flies – Make the Most of It

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.    Michael Altshuler

There are 24 hours in each day. That’s 1440 minutes. They go by fast.Photo courtesy of pixabay.com published on strong-woman.com

And the older you get, the faster time seems to go.

That’s not really news. It’s more like one of those realities you live with every day without giving it much thought, like gravity.

You can’t slow down time. The best you can do is manage it, navigate like a pilot.

What does it take?

Life is short. When’s the right time to do what you want most out of life?

I got a late start. I flew on auto-pilot for a long time, not even understanding this concept of piloting my own life. Instead, I floated along like a cloud moved by the wind.

But then I realized I was taking a lot for granted.

I was on auto-pilot waiting for the right time to do what I really wanted to do with my life. I acted as if I had a guarantee that there’d still be time when I was ready. Whenever that might be.

Take the controls

My auto-pilot mentality kept me in “someday” mode. I waited for “someday” to do what I’ve always wanted to do, what I feel like I’m supposed to be doing with my life.

Being the pilot isn’t easy. It’s not all clear skies and sunny days. Of course not. You can count on storm clouds, unplanned landings, rough take offs, turbulence.Photo courtesy of pixabay.com published on strong-woman.com

The beauty is, you got this.

Be assured: you’re a good enough pilot. You’re qualified. It won’t always be easy, but you can figure it out.

Stay focused on the goal because time isn’t the enemy. The sun rises and sets and that’s a day.

Stay focused on your goal, keep your eyes on the controls, stay steadfast in your commitment to be the pilot.

Do what you can each day, even if it seems like so little that you’ll never reach your destination.

So many distractions

Binge watching shows, video games, streaming movies, social media, viral videos, and celebrity drama to name a few.

Decide where you want to go and what you want to do.

Then stay focused and protective of your time because it goes by fast.