I don’t know why we think that we have an infinite amount of time in this world, the truth is that some have to wake up and understand that life goes faster than we would want it to.
I love hanging out with my friends and family members yet I know that I cant do it every single weekend because I want to do other things with my life. I have goals that I am planning on reaching and that will no be possible if I only “hang out” with them.
I don’t know when I will be leaving so I might as well try to strive for the best I can be and the greatest things I can imagine!
Start saying NO
We are all tempted to say Yes every time people want to meet and do stuff with us (most of us like the company) but we cannot lose sight of what we want to create in the long run in terms of goals.
I used to go out with friends every single weekend and go out with my cousin on the weekdays too and yes it was pretty fun but I wasn’t advancing on what I wanted to do. Deep inside me I knew that!
I started saying No to a lot of things since then and I am working more on what I want to be doing and it feels great! Some may think that you are a jerk or a workaholic for not going out to drink with them because you want to write or want to learn more about social media and that is okay.
The real friends and the real family members will understand that you reaching for your dreams and that those same dreams need a lot of time to be made!
I am definitely not saying that you shouldn’t go out with your friends from time to time. I simply want to let you know that you won’t have 500 years to do everything you want, we all have relatively the same time here on earth and we can all choose to do what we want with our time.
There are sacrifices to be made when we have a finite time here on earth though.
Go out a bit less, say no when they say to go and drink coffee from time to time. Take your time more seriously; we still can’t have it back.
Much love to every single one of you!
Originally published on Medium. Republished with permission.
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