Time is the most valuable asset on earth.
Many of us depreciate the value of time and it’s impact on life. I spent this weekend reflecting on the power of time and the value of life. The knowledge I gained from this experience was powerful. On one side of the spectrum, it was demoralizing. On the other side of the spectrum, it was enlightening. Perception is key.
My grandmother was diagnosed with dementia 3 years ago. On Thursday, my mother informed me that my grandmother wasn’t doing so well. She was unable to eat, drink, or speak. I instantly rushed home to spend time at the nursing home with my family. I know one thing for certain. Our existence is real, but the length of it is unknown. We live in a world full of possibilities and opportunities. We are obligated to act.
With vision, belief, and action, any individual can transform a mere dream into reality. The symbolism of Plato’s quote strikes me in a sense that we are born into a world of opportunity; but these opportunities do not become reality until we envision their existence, devise and prepare for a meaningful journey, and strive towards success through initiating action. If you build it, they will come. Promote your vision and lead others to join you on a mission to make a difference.
Each individual has the ability to achieve their goals (learning, knowledge, etc.) through the practice and ability of self-discipline, habit, and belief. These goals hold high value when pursued and shared with others.
I believe that vision, belief, and action are the building blocks that fuel individuals to find meaning and purpose in their life. Enlightenment is unattainable until you vision it, believe in it, and act towards achieving it. When you put action to intent, your belief could become a reality.
Life is an experience. In order to grow mentally, physically, or spiritually, you must experience and overcome whatever life throws at you. No matter what happens, you are in control of how you react to any given situation. You can control your emotions and you should strive to minimize regret and stay clear of remorse. Learn and grow from your mistakes. Strive for greatness and understand what you can and cannot control.
No human being is forced to believe or view anything in a certain way. We have the power to understand and interpret through cognition. The mental capacity of a human being is unparalleled. We are blessed with the ability to constantly learn and improve ourselves. Don’t be afraid to sway from the status quo. The ability to innovate is an obligation, not an opportunity. Character, principle, and positive perception are important aspects of living a natural and balanced life.
Lead with honor, character, and integrity.