How to Change Your Life

change-your-life-quote1This year, all the voices in my head telling me that everything I wanted to accomplish before I die would happen later, finally became too much to handle. I don’t know if it was a random feeling that fell out of the sky, or a culmination of undetectable thoughts conspiring against me slowly for the past few years. But the truth that the only time I have is now, is finally taking hold. And now is all I will ever have.

These thoughts I had did not cause a panic, as perhaps they should have. Because underneath the layers, their message is freeing. And not in the sense that I feel empowered to do things I want to do. But rather, I am reminded that I can’t do everything, and I am not called to do everything. Because time is limited, and we live in time, and we are limited beings.

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us (J.R.R. Tolkien)-and that is the time we are accountable for. To-do lists and ambitions and goals must be kept in their place. When conquered, they are conquered in the present, enveloped by reality. And in reality, where dreams often go to die, is where things get done.

(I am not necessarily a fan of John Maxwell–I don’t know much about him–
but I like this quote out of context and as-is.)

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