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Time Flies So Fast

Do you ever feel like Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway in Interstellar?   You think you’ve just dropped on and off Miller’s planet for a few minutes and realize you were gone 23 years?  When you’re drifting through life and not paying attention, time flies.  Time is so fast.

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You Have to Know How Long Your Legs Are

While looking back through my list of blog post drafts, I noticed one that caught my eye.  “You have to know how long your legs are.”  It seems like a few months ago that our Taekwondo instructor said that to us, but the file is dated November 12, 2013.  Somehow, two years and five months have passed since he said that.  Crazier still is that I wrote those first few sentences of this paragraph eleven months ago.

When Master Franks said that, he was talking about spacing when throwing kicks.  Based on the length of your leg, we usually need to hop a little toward or away from the target so that contact makes the most impact. That takes some self-awareness, knowing how long your legs are and how close you are to the target.

We also need to know how much time we spend on what we’re doing, so it makes the most impact.

Time Flies So Fast

It’s just like Gretchen Rubin says, “The days are long, but the years are short.”

I was shocked, but that’s Time.  It goes fast.  It goes so fast, and then it is gone.

So gone.

Don’t waste it.

If there is something you are thinking about doing, do it now.

If there is someone you are thinking about seeing, see them now.

Make that call.

Write that post.

Start that business.

Book that trip.

Sign up for those guitar lessons.

Check out:  Don’t Wait

These aren’t just activities to pass the time.  These are experiences to live.  They’re things to relish later or stuff people will pay you to teach them later, stuff to pass on to your kids.  Don’t pass the time.  Live it.

All those things we put off are things we put in a trunk we can rummage through later.  That trunk is called Regret. No matter how you tried to hide it in a closet or under pretty blankets, it will always be really hard to not see.

Or we can take pictures and buy souvenirs and what we do and put them in a photo album called Life.

You Might have got a little dramatic on that last bit.

Don’t look back here on October 3, 2019 and realize all that you have not done in 2 years and 6 months.

Plan to look back at now and say to yourself, “April 3, 2016.  That’s the day I started what led up to this.”

Speaking of starting.  If you haven’t started filing your taxes….now would be a good time.  After you start what you’re meant to do.

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