In my brain-fried state of mind after a long day of work and whatever else life throws my way, I find myself “facebooking”, a verb I predict will be added to the dictionary in the near future BTW.
After flipping through my news feed, I was still mind-numb and didn’t feel like sleeping, so I flipped through my own pictures to reminisce on old times. Something i’m sure, and hope, everyone does once in a while.
I want you to take a minute and section out your day with what you do with your time.
For me, an average 24 hour work day goes like this..
7 hours sleep, 2 hours getting ready and driving, 8 hours work, 3 hours errands/pets/house/dinner maintenance, 3 hours homework/grading/planning, 1 hour of relaxing/getting ready to fall asleep… and repeat. That’s only if I don’t have other things I need to do, like coach after school, or get the car fixed, etc.
When looking at the pictures, click after click, I had a mini epiphany realizing that WOW, I’ve had a crazy, adventurous, fun life with awesome people… but how could that be?
When I take a snapshot of what my average day looks like, I realize that I’ve barely set aside any time at all to even have a life, but somewhere in chaos, I made a choice.
When I seemed too busy to even fathom doing anything besides what I need to do, I chose to do what I want to do instead.
I’ve made choices to live instead of exist.
Life is not your job, house, or stuff. Life comes in the moments in-between what normally fills our day and mind. So even though you have endless responsibilities, set time to actually do what you want and enjoy life, because if you’re not… then what’s the point of all work you put into it?
Everyone needs to make a living, but most people forget to actually live in the life they work so hard to make.
So I post a challenge to everyone reading this, I want you to make a choice to do something that makes you happy instead of something productive… and take a picture of it.
Better yet… reminisce with your own pictures tag any pictures of you making the choice to live instead of exist, it will help stir up the ambition that’s in all of us!
If you have Instagram, tag the picture with #time2beAmbitious. If you don’t have Instagram, tag the Facebook page Time2beAmbitious in your picture.
Happy tagging 🙂 I look forward to seeing everyone live!