A theme I hear over and over in my roundtable meetings is time management. “I’ve been so busy I didn’t have time to……”
Last week another member said the same thing, “I’m so busy I didn’t have time to go bike riding with my family.” The response
from a cohort at the table floored me. “I’ve got news for you Pete(not his real name), you’re terminal and if you don’t take the time to do those things today, the opportunity may be lost forever.”
Pete is a healthy 50-something with passion for his business and energy to spare. He certainly didn’t look terminal. But then:
- Joseph “Beau” Biden never expected his life to end at 46. He had plans to run for the governorship of Delaware.
- My sister LuAnn never expected to die on Christmas Eve. She still had presents to wrap, a son with special needs and a family who was looking forward to spending another Christmas together.
- My mother-in-law, Gertrude never expected to die a week before her granddaughter’s wedding. Her wedding outfit was laid out and ready to wear on the big day.
Just how busy are you and how many opportunities will you miss because you “didn’t have the time”? How will your children remember you? How would you spend your time if you knew you only had a week or a month to live?
You really are terminal, so make time in your busy work schedule to laugh, dance, love, pray and spend quality time with the people you love.