How often do you see someone look at the clock?
How often does someone say “I wish it was time for lunch?” They mentally check out for an hour and virtually fast-forward to their break.
Or maybe they said I wish it was quitting time? They just mentally discard the second half of their day.
If you offered someone the opportunity to fast forward their life to the weekend, would they do it?
If you offered a child the opportunity to fast forward through a month of their life to get to their birthday, would they?
Two months to get to Christmas?
How many people are squandering away their lives by not living now, but living in the future? Cramming 3 or 4 days of joy into every year?
Every moment spent being bored, every moment spent wishing time would skip ahead, is a moment where you are not really living. You are one of the walking dead. One of those masses of people living a life of quiet desperation that Emerson wrote about.
What’s the solution? How do you breathe life back into your life?
Purpose will add life to your living. (Tweet that)
If you are living your life towards some purpose, you are living for something greater than yourself.
If you have a purpose, you are focused on big thinking and big ideas rather than on tedium and boring details.
If you are striving towards a purpose, than even the most mundane, trivial job becomes a means to finance your purpose.
If you are on purpose, you are no longer drifting aimlessly and instead are focused on achieving or becoming something greater.
With a life of purpose, you no longer have wasted moments. Every moment is moving you towards your life purpose.
If you are bored, if you are weary, if you are just staring at the clock waiting for the drudgery to end; determine a grand and glorious purpose for your life.