They are YOUR minutes. Use them to meet your personal life goals.

Mar 10, 2011
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When you get right down to it, our lives are made up only of the time we spend here on Earth. The minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years of our lives are made up of what we did during the time we were given. This time is limited. It passes rapidly. As far as we know it may not be repeated or done over.

It only makes sense, then, to make the most of each minute, because the life we live occurs one minute at a time. The only time is “now”. We can’t live in the past or in the future. We live only in this minute.

In order to be sure that we are spending our lives (that is all our minutes, collectively) in a way that will make the most of the time we have- we need a plan. While our time may be limited, our abilities and power are not. A worthwhile plan can include changes internally, to oneself. It can include changes to society, or an array of ways to share joy with others.  To help me envision the goals I really have at heart, I imagine it is my last day, and that I am looking back over my life. I want to be able to know that I had valuable goals and that I did my best to reach them every day.

If we sit down and make a short list of what we want to accomplish in our lives, we will accomplish what we listed, because what is stated and measured, is what we work on.

We can fold up the list and put it in our jewelry box for safe-keeping. We don’t need to keep looking at our goals (although it might be fun) because once written, the goals we identified become part of our self identity.

People who have gone before you have this advice: Live mindfully, with your whole heart, at every moment. Know why you are doing everything that you do. Know which goal you are working toward.

Be mindful of the minute. You only have each minute, this once.

Author: Tanya