|This weekend my youngest daughter, Rebecca, played violin at a retirement center. She wasn’t alone. There were a bunch of other kids who joined in. It’s a nice outreach program that brings an extra ray of sunshine into the resident’s day.
As I sat there watching the kids play, I was struck by the dichotomy before me. On one side of the room were a bunch of kids at the beginning of their lives with all the time in the world and on the other side were residents who were in their sunset years whose clocks were winding down. And then there was me right in the middle of those two groups.
As the music from the kids and smiles from the residents washed over me, I found myself lost in thought about time and how important it is to take advantage of every moment God gives us. It is important to nurture relationships with the people you love, to find the time to enjoy the moments you have in front of you, and the time to create prosperity so you have the means to enjoy your time to the fullest.
These kids have the time to sharpen their skills and level up to be able to become great at whatever they want to do.
But the residents, on the other hand, I hope they are not filled with regrets kicking themselves for time lost and opportunities missed.
If you choose to pursue real estate, don’t waste your time with doubt. Go all in and do something amazing. Use the time you have left to your advantage so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor.
After the performance was finished, I spent some time chatting with some of the residents in the retirement facility. That’s when I met Harold who just turned 102. It turns out Harold was an action-taker in his younger years and as a result, lives his life with no regrets.
What you do right now will matter immensely when time passes and you find yourself looking back on your choices. Make decisions today that will leave you with no regrets when that day comes.
To your success,
Ernie “Making Time Work For Me” Vargas | The Probate Fox