Recently I had the opportunity to be around a group of the “unfortunately successful.” You know them, people who have acquired some level of success by society’s standards but who now, struggling to remain relevant possess an almost stifling air of self-importance. After about a half-hour with this crowd I left the event. Perhaps in the past I would have stayed but it didn’t seem like a good use of my time.
Time, I have learned, is valuable.
One of my favorite columnists, James Altucher author of the recent ” The Choose Yourself: Stories” recently published a column about regrets. In his column he says “Money you can get back, but even five minutes of time lost is gone forever.”
Time is the most cherished thing you will possess. It is yours as long as you are on this earth. Don’t waste it in pettiness, regrets or trying to figure out how to please people who can’t even please themselves. We are all here for a finite period. Spend time counting your blessings. Feel blessed.