I came to a realization recently that I am starting to feel that time is running out. Crazy, eh? I mean at darn near fifty I still have a good thirty years of pretty decent health left … at least I am going with that premise. So, what do I feel anxious about?
Well, there are things I want to do! The problem is they all require a) the money and b) time to do them. At darn near fifty, I do not have a) the money and b) time to do them.
I am too busy working to achieve the money, leaving no time to do what I want to do. I could stop working, freeing up the time, but leaving no money to do anything.
It is really quite a vicious circle.
This never bothered me before. I just worked attempting to create money with the hopes that someday I would have enough to stop working. Then I could do what I want to do.
Only now someday is down to less than half my lifespan.
FREAKING OUT HERE!
Of course, I will continue to work as much as I can believing that sooner rather than later I will have what I need, to do what I want.
But here is another darn near fifty phenomenon … impatience. I am tired of waiting dag nab it. I want it and I want it now.
FREAKING OUT HERE!
Of course, I will continue to be as patient as I can believing that sooner rather than later I will have what I need, to do what I want.
After all, I am only darn near fifty and I have at least thirty years to do the things I want to do.
There is plenty of time. Right?
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- Do you feel that time is running out, or do you feel you have all the time in the world?
- Are there things you want to do and experience that you fear may never happen?
- Are you starting to get a sense of your own mortality? If so, how is this influencing your decisions or actions?
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