Warning–Reading This May Cause Death

February 9, 2016

Is what you are doing right now intentional? Is it worth your time to be doing it? Is what I have to say going to change your life, help you reach your goals, or make you a better person? If not then shut me up and move on to something that will.

See, time is the only commodity that you cannot buy. You cannot get more of it. No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, what you get is what you get. And we have no idea how much that is. It is ever slipping away and there is no way to stop it. Every second that you spend in a day is a second that is literally killing you. It is bringing you one second closer to your eventual death. So what are you doing with this second. And the next.

If you are still here, then I can assume what I am saying is resonating with you. Good.

You get 86,400 seconds in a day. You get to make choices about how you want to spend each of them. It is sad to me that most people choose to mosey through their day, just going through the motions. Working for people that they don’t admire. Doing things they don’t find joy or pride in. Just existing. But why?

Remember, you have the choice to be intentional. You have to choice to be present. You also have the choice to be better. Why is that so hard for people to understand? I hear it all the time, “I have to work at this job because it pays the bills”. Sure, you do. But you don’t have to come home at night, flip on the TV, and pop the top on an adult beverage. You can spend that time going to online classes to go after a job that you really love. “I am just too tired to workout after work”. Okay, then go to bed early and set your alarm for 4 am to get your grind on before work. There is an excuse for everything if you want one. A way out, a chance to be numb. Or there is the power of choice. There is choosing to be a better version of yourself.

Make intentional choices with your time. It is so precious and you can’t get it back once it is gone. Decide that each second is precious and worth more than TV or Facebook surfing. We don’t know how much we have left so we need to be focused. Remember that even reading this has brought you closer to your eventual death. Was it worth it?

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Personal trainer, fitness coach, group fitness instructor, triathlete, mother, wife, and all around awesome chick!

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