Note To Self


Your life begins and ends with you.

Your success and your failure are yours.

Your destiny does not belong to a deity, nor is it limited to the constraints of time.

Own it.

Though time is a cosmic force as invincible and immortal as a god it cannot define you, it must not define you. For despite its’ boundless nature—interwoven into every aspect of our lives, yet detached and indifferent—its purpose is to urge you to discover your true self and fulfill your purpose.

It is the one thing you have without possessing, and the one thing that may be lost or stolen without ever truly having belonged to you.

Every second, every minute, every hour is borrowed, and though we believe they add-up to a lifetime it is merely a drop in the vast ocean of eternity; for it is said that the present becomes the past as the future becomes the present.

Perhaps this is what makes life precious. Time is to our existence what water is to us. We need it without want, and we always thirst for more. But when we factor in the eons that add-up to forever and compare them with each blink that is our lives we cannot deny the possibility that our gods envy us. They envy us because any moment could be our last. Every sunrise and every sunset, every kiss and heartbreak is more beautiful because in an instant they could become a whisper in the wind.

Irretrievable, incomplete…a destiny unfulfilled.

Do not allow this to happen to you.

Do not be haunted by regret.

Life is too short and tomorrow is promised to no one.

You have a brief moment in time to define your life. You have a mere drop from the well of eternity to quench the thirst of your soul. What will you do with that time?

Time, which Einstein radically postulated was not constant, but rather changed depending on relative speed. Meaning, for example, that if a mode of transport is capable of moving at a rate just shy of the speed of light, the rate at which time flows on the mode of transport in question depends on whether you are on board, or looking in from the outside. More to the point, assuming you could peer into the mode of transport from the outside, time would assume a divergent quality or, perspective.

According to Einstein, the faster an object moves the slower it’s time will pass to someone observing from a remote location.

What will you do?

Will you sit back and watch others live their lives only to allow yourself to feel as though your days are simply dragging by like a slug in the mud? Or will you take control of your destiny and live your life to the fullest?

We’re one week into the New Year.

The previous year flashed before our eyes.

Perhaps we’re on the right track and we haven’t given ourselves enough credit for what we have achieved.

After all, time flies when you’re having fun.

And if this next year is to be greater than the last, despite the failures and challenges, then we must cease giving credit and blame to anyone but ourselves, because the only thing that is yours is your life.

It belongs to no one else.

It is influenced by no one else.

The sooner you realize this the sooner you will take control of your destiny.

Live it for you.

Because in the end, no one will feel your regret and no one will cherish your memories the way that you will.

“Time=Life. Therefore, waste your time and waste your life, or master your time and master your life.” ~Alan Lakein

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