My meemaw passed away when I was 5, but one thing she would always say that I remember vividly is “the days may be long, but the years are short”, meaning our days may feel like they’ll never end but in hindsight, you’ll see that time passes eerily fast. She was a living example of “the urgency of right now”. Not to mention, my grandmother was an ultra-entrepreneur; owning several home healthcare businesses, a store and even a beauty salon at one time so I should’ve been listening more closely.
As I approach each new week [not to mention we’re already half way through the second month of 2016] I start with a new mindset, new intentions in hopes for new results. Since I launched The B Werd I haven’t spent a single weekend at home, which is the exact opposite of what I spent doing in 2015 so to say the least, it’s been quite an adjustment. This weekend was the first “lazy” weekend I’ve had coming into this year so when I woke up this morning, I was ready to hit the ground running, almost feeling guilty for a weekend of relaxation.
What’s changed for me since the new year, is my sense of urgency. I made a commitment to push past what’s convenient this year and in a short amount of time I’ve accomplished things that my regular self would’ve never got around to doing. Had I treated many of my priorities as emergencies, I could’ve been further than I am now. Tupac died at the age of 25, Notorious B.I.G at 24, Selena at 23, Aaliyah at 22 – all leaving their mark as great contributors to our culture. The trouble is, we think we have time; as if it’s a luxury guaranteed to us. What’s the difference between being good and being great? For me, it’s how badly I want it and what I’m willing to sacrifice to capitalize on obtaining it as soon as possible. It’s possible. You don’t need an entire lifetime to be great, you just need right now. Take advantage of your “right now”.
Happy Monday, xx.