Precious Time

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent. Barbara Bush

Many years ago my daughter, Katie, gave me a beautiful little white china clock with gold trim. On the front is a plaque that says, “The love only grows with time.” I’ve had this clock on my desk since she gave it to me. It reminds me of her love, the importance of time well spent, and the power of ever-growing love.

A key to resilience and thriving in a life guaranteed to have bumps in the road is to live in the present. Remembering and treasuring the past, yes,  but living in a way that the majority of our thoughts and actions focus on the now…spending your time enjoying the person you’re with, reveling in today’s sunshine rather than lamenting yesterday’s clouds.

Affirmation: I spend my precious time wisely.

Coaching questions: If you’re not spending your precious time the way you wish, what’s keeping you from making a change? How do you want to spend your time? If you’re dwelling on the past, what is something you can do to pull yourself into the now? Who can help you?

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