The world is always on a fast track moving forward. Every day, every hour, every second we rest, we miss hundreds of hours of information. The rat race just never stops. There’s too much going on at any given moment. We’re always in hyperspeed mode trying to keep up with the rat race.
The problem is we can miss so much by being constantly on the move. There’s a lot of things right in front of us that we just miss. The daily hustles of life don’t allow us to focus on the things that are right in front of us. And these things often are the most important things in our life.
So here’s what I think I’m not seeing in the haste of my daily life.
My life is so super focused on business, money, and success. I wake up every morning with a laser focus on accomplishing bigger and better things each day. It’s fine. I love being business-minded and trying to stay productive. It brings me happiness and adds purpose to my life.
But there’s so much that I don’t focus on in my day to day. It’s sad to think about all the things I miss, but it’s healthy to observe. I don’t see how much time I’m missing with my family. They are all around me and I don’t even bond with them. I rarely say “hi” or “hello” to my loved ones. That’s something I wish I would see and act on.
Additionally, I don’t see how much I abandon my friends. They are out living their lives and always there to support me whenever. I don’t find much time to enter their world and do what they love. They are people that I care about and love like family. I need to slow down to see that these people deserve my love and attention.
On the same note, I think I don’t see how important my health really is. I’ve always struggled with health problems but it’s no excuse to be reckless. My busy and stressful business life often results in poor health. I need to see how much my decisions both small and big make a huge difference to my health. And now more than ever, my health is the most important thing in my life.
Lastly and most prominently, I don’t see how much things don’t matter. It just doesn’t really matter in the end. I sit here and stress about every little business issue or problem. It’s good practice but there’s so much that is tiny in the bigger scope of things. Life is too short to overthink and overstress the small things. The big things are just as trivial in the long run.
Life is just so damn fast paced that it’s hard to keep up with the important things. There so many special people and experiences around us that go unnoticed. Day in and day out I miss the things that I want to cherish the most. As life goes on, I will feel the importance of these things more and more. But there’s no time better than now.
I will take the time to slow down. And I will see the things I’ve been too blind to notice right in front of me. Will you?