Make This Year an Investment in Moments, Not Wasted Days

Make This Year an Investment in Moments, Not Wasted Days

I stumbled upon this article the other day and thought it would be perfect to share with you all. 

It's entirely consistent with the phenomenon I've referred to over the years and called the Tyranny of When; which is an absolute killer of happiness!

Those who're happy do more for themselves in the here and now; they don't wait until conditions are perfect and they don't wait until tomorrow! 

So if you'd like to make the most of 2015 and enjoy as many happy moments as possible then read on and enjoy Hallie Sawyer's thoughts from the Huffington Post…

The new year always seems to fly up on the radar faster than I'd like. Have you tried to write the year 2015 yet on a check or while signing a form? Hard to do, isn't it?

I wonder why it's so hard to believe another year has come and gone when we are so quick to wish time away by pushing things off until tomorrow, ignorantly believing the next day will always be there. Before we know it, we'll be staring down 2016, then 2017, and so on.

How often to you say things like:

I'm going to start eating better this year. (But don't.)

I can't wait for summer. I'm sick of freezing! (Then go on to complain about the heat in August.)

Ugh, if I have to change one more poopy diaper. (Okay, you can have that one.)

Yep, me too.

Why do we default to the belief that we have infinite amounts of time to get things done, to start new projects, or to "graduate" to another stage of life when the only moment we are actually guaranteed is right now?

In this moment RIGHT NOW, you have chosen to read this post rather than shampoo your carpets, stalk your ex-best friend on Facebook, or get started on that project you've been putting off forever.

Who do we think we are to wait? Why does it take a major life event or terminal illness to teach us how precious our days are?

This point was driven home to me recently as I watched one of my favorite television shows, Parenthood, starring Craig T. Nelson (you may remember him from the popular 80s show Coach or the movie Poltergeist). Zeek, a stubborn-as-they-come Vietnam Vet and patriarch of the Braverman family, tried to book a vacation to France to surprise his wife for their anniversary. The conflict was that Zeek had been recovering from a heart attack and his lifestyle now had severe restrictions, especially no flying. Zeek managed to coerce his college-aged grandson to help him initiate the plans however, those plans were thwarted when the grandson confessed to his grandmother about what Grandpa was up to. She was initially very upset then after talking further with Zeek, she agreed to let him make the plans once he was stronger.

Zeek had another heart attack that night and after a couple of code blues and splints placed in his heart, he woke up with major life remorse. He told his wife Millie he desperately wanted to go back in time to take her on that vacation when he had been feeling good. It was a heartbreaking scene as the realization hit that he may never be well enough again.

How many of us are living life the same exact way, whether it's a mind-numbing job, an abusive marriage, or waiting for just the right time to take that dream vacation? Who do we think we are to wait for just the right time? The only moments we are ever guaranteed are the right nows…

…keep reading the full & original story HERE