The illusion called time

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” - Steve Jobs
 
The greatest trick in life is the illusion that we have time.
 
When people think they have more time, they do less. 
 
The wisest words are heard on dying beds.
Employees close to retirement focus more on what’s most important - people.
People in war-torn areas are a lot more mindful than any meditation can offer.
 
Your best is seen when you seem to have less time.
 
More time increases the activation energy required to overcome inertia. This is why John Kotter intelligently suggested "Creating a sense of urgency", as the first step in change management.
 
I re-read a beautiful article from Bronnie Ware last week - Regrets of the dying.
 
In summary, the top 5 regrets were:
 
  1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
  2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
  3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
  4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
  5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

The only time you have is now. Learn and be free.
  
- Osasu Oviawe
 
 

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