It seems like this quote is actually lived out by very few people. How many of you are tired of your everyday rut? Do you live a Groundhog Day every day? Have you ever heard the subject quote? Why is it that so many people know the quote but they don’t do it?
I think it’s because we tend to respond to tangible and immediate results. For example, we know if we walk in front of a car on the highway, it’ll destroy us right then and there, so we don’t do it, but if we smoke cigarettes, we know it too will destroy us, but ehhh, “I’m gonna die anyways”….so we keep smoking. When the consequences seem to come later in life, it’s not as threatening, so we don’t put much value in changing.
Another way to look at it is if we went to the gym today and could lose 10 pounds and have a six-pack from one good hard workout, then we would go. But we can’t. We know it’s a longer process. So most of us don’t do it even though we know what it takes and we know it would work after we stay consistent for long enough.
A friend of mine posted in his blog “Pointless Overthinking“, a question asking why is it we know that time is limited but yet we still waste it? What a great question. I think we know time it’s limited but we don’t know what happens afterwards, so we’re not concerned. Plus, dying is “in the future”, so we aren’t immediately impacted by the fact of death to the point that we change our lifestyles to make the best of our time today.
Remember this; every decision you make today can positively or negatively impact the quality of your life tomorrow. The sooner we begin making small positive adjustments the quicker we’ll start to see positive benefits in our lives.
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