Living for the weekend

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Work, work, work, work, Weekend! Work, work , work work, Weekend! Does this sound familiar? Many live life but on the weekends. Every other day is spent going through the motions to get to the next weekend. The few hours where they can be themselves and pursue passions they have been longing to do.
Recently a company I know of asked it’s employees to go to a 4 day work week at 10 hours per day and they would get Friday’s off. The company of 350 employees had a 96% approval rating from the poll given to the employees. A telling sign that the majority live life on the weekend. The employees add 2 extra hours to their work day. For those that live life on the weekend that sounds like a great setup but for those who live daily the “extra” day isn’t worth it. So the “weekenders” are commuting an average of an hour to work, working 10 hours plus a half hour lunch, then commuting an hour back and putting it on repeat. So they burn themselves out during the week to have a glimpse of that weekend freedom. By the time they get to Friday they spend half the day trying to recover.

 What if we lived our life like it as just that, OUR life. Our life comes to us a day at a time. We can’t live yesterday and we can’t live tomorrow. We can only live now. Our lives are truly short in respect to time. There is only so much time we get to use. Most have to work to pay for their life style. Many have bought into the sales pitch of car debt, home debt, student loan debt and on and on. So they settle for meaningless occupations for a paycheck they forward to their creditors. It isn’t supposed to be this way. 

Discover your passions. The ones you had before the world beat you up. Rather than sell part of your evening to gain a Friday or rather then waste time watching shows in the evening, use that time to invest in yourself. Read from good books daily. Get online and find ways to create back ground income. Create an online presence to market your talents and gifts. Learn from those who have the lifestyle you want. There are plenty of videos from great thinkers that are at our finger tips. There is a way to get your time back. If it’s your passions you want then you have to pursue them but if it’s only a Friday you want then go ahead and take the apple.

The age of your soul

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Can you believe how old you are now? Seems like just yesterday you were running barefoot through the yard , jumping on the bed when mom wasn’t watching or having that crush you were to shy to talk to. Somewhere between then and now the time passed. We used to wish we were older, now we find ourselves wishing we were younger. When we’re young we feel older and when we’re older we feel young. It seems that between the ages of fourteen and twenty our physical age aligns with the age of our soul. Probably closer to fourteen for most guys. The age of our soul, the age we tend to feel, mentally, our inner selves. Not the time that has passed on this physical body but how we sense our inner selves. That spark that gave us moments of maturity as a child and that vitality we feel even though we are aging on the outside, that is our soul. That energy is our true age. We are borrowing these aging bodies but our soul is ever green. We are forever young when we learn to let ourselves feel our true age.

I choose

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I choose not to be a common man. Me, it’s my right to be uncommon if I can. I’ll seek opportunity, not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen–humbled and dulled by having the state look after me. I want to take the calculated risk, to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed. I’ll refuse to live from hand to mouth. I’ll prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence. The thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of Utopia. I will never cower before any master nor bend to any friend. It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid, to think and act for myself and face the world boldly and say, “This I have done.” 

— Theodore Roosevelt

Give

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What are you giving? Giving attracts. Give a smile. Nothing warms the heart and soul like a smile. Give the most valuable thing you have, your time. Give your love. Give your your talents. Give.  The more you give the more will return.