“You still have time.”
“Life is too short.”
“There’s no rush.”
These are all sayings you hear at some point or another, but they contradict themselves. It’s hard to know which is the best way to live your life. Should we seize the moment, or should we savor it?
I’ve been trying to do a mixture of both. In general, I think that’s probably the best way to live. You can’t just go, go, go without taking some time to smell the flowers or else you’ll go nuts.
Last week I made two big decisions that I had been mulling over for a while and I finally just went for it: I opened my own side business and I also started a brand new writing venture. Both decisions are already affecting my life on a daily basis, but I’m feeling happy and fulfilled outside of work for the first time in a long time.
However, I’m already noticing that it’s taking me longer to fall asleep due to a brain full of ideas that doesn’t want to stop just because it’s bedtime. So I’m conscious of the fact that while I’m riding this entrepreneurial high, I need to make sure I don’t overdo it. I need to slow down or else I’ll make a mistake.
As I’m seizing the moment, I keep in mind my WHY, and a major reason is because I truly enjoy what I’m doing. But because I enjoy it is exactly why I should savor the moment, too.
I guess my message is this:
Do the thing. Do all the things. But take it easy. Slow and steady wins the race, after all.