Make them count

Sometimes it feels as though time is infinite, that we’ve got unlimited opportunity to accomplish our goals and dreams. 

Realistically, our days, weeks and months are finite. 

Consider this grid: each large square represents 5 years of life. The top row of squares marks the first 20 years of life, which for most of us, is spent in formal education. The darkened squares represent years 20 to 60, the part of our lives most of us are capable of working.

When we look at our life and career this way, it’s evident that life is short.

If we’re not happy most of the time doing what we’re doing, and if we’re not working towards improving our future years, we’ve got some serious thinking to do.

These are our years, it’s all we get.

Better make them count.