28 Nov The days are long but the years are short
Think of your life in the present moment. When you think of your life how it is today, do you appreciate all you have? Do you take things for granted that someone else would be grateful for? Something that you might take as being a straight forward occurrence such as eating a hot meal or running to the car to escape the rain is somebody else’s dream. To appreciate what we have and be grateful for the “small” things in life is something that we should all practice.
How many times have you said or heard someone else say “what a long day” and when these words are spoken it is usually in a negative way or complaining about the kind of day you/they have had. But then just as common to hear, especially this time of year, is “this year has flown by” again this is usually spoken in a negative manner. Maybe out of regret of not having achieved what you set out for within the year that has just passed? My point being that the days and years will pass us by no matter what happens, that is a guarantee. So if you have had a “long day” then be proud of the fact that you put into the day everything you could do to be the most productive as possible and go to bed with a sense of pride. Similarly if your year has gone too quickly do you have that opinion because you didn’t get done what you wanted to do? You didn’t take the chances you should have took? And you didn’t commit yourself to the things you wanted to achieve? Everyone needs to re-charge the batteries, everyone needs to rest but are you resting to rest or resting to do? Make the most of each day, stay productive and work hard on achieving your dreams – no matter what they are. Long day by long day it is hard to see a significant difference but to reflect on a short year you will see how far you have come.
On a personal level, I started my ACE venture (in the UK) on July 17th 2015 which is just over 4 months ago now. And I have watched and felt it grow more and more with new people becoming aware of the business and new clients seeing results and having fun. On a day to day basis it is difficult to gauge the growth and development but if I look back 4 months and compare the amount of sessions per week I was conducting then compared to now the growth is very apparent which makes me very excited for the next 7/8 months of continued growth, not just for my business but for me personally too. Working on my weaknesses and striving to improve in all areas of life.
I love to set goals and work hard to achieve them, I also love to create magical memories which will stay with me forever. That is what life is all about isn’t it? Because in the end it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years. And last week I created a memory which was special and magical. The first time I heard “Con Te Partiro” by Andrea Bocelli I knew I had to witness him sing live. This particular song hit me and stuck with me and every time I hear it I get tingles down my spine. When sung in English the words are “Time to Say Goodbye” but actually it literally translates to “I will leave with you”. I did a little research and found him to be performing in Europe which would tie in perfectly with experiencing a new culture in a country in which I had never set foot. Budapest, Hungary was the destination where I would watch this phenomenal performer share his gift along with 19,998 other people. My goal to watch this amazing man share his talent was accomplished on Sunday 22nd November 2015 – a moment I shared, a moment which will never leave me.
When you reflect are you proud of your year? Are you proud of your day? Are you proud of your previous hour? This life we live is not a dress rehearsal, it is the real deal to make the most of. Strive for your perfect world, strive for your perfect existence and don’t stop until you have achieved it.
Thank you so much for reading,
Always here to help,
Adam Corlett 🙂