As father time passes us and presents us with opportunities do we reach for them? Or do we let them slip out of our hands? Many of us work hard, make plans for the future, and hope one day our dreams will one day come true. It’s how we make those dreams come true is what I wonder is it with the help of lady luck, sweat and tears, or a combination of both based on the limits of time.
If Lady Luck and Father Time had were looking down at us oblivious individuals. I suspect they would have an interesting conversation about how we use the hands of time. It may sound like this:
“Hmmm. I see Martha has another goal list. I wonder if she will make the most of her time instead of tweeting it away?”
Lady Luck looks at Father Time with an eye roll, ” Doesn’t she realize that she has to do something before I can grant her an opportunity. It’s not just going to fall in her lap!”
“Very True! I see in five years she is planning on moving to the Caribbean with Fabio.”
“Did she really write Fabio?”
“Umm! Well No. But you get my drift!”
They both chuckle looking down at poor Martha her list and wondering how she will achieve it if she doesn’t put in the effort or time…
It’s our dreams which inspire us for a brighter future. How we plan our dreams is more systematic it is by sitting down, writing out a well-scripted plan, and giving each dream its own specific timeline. We do this either through goal-setting or financial planning. We tell ourselves we will move to that tropical island in ten years or retire in twenty with the home of our dreams.
And then we see people reach the attainable the tri-athletes who race across the finish line, the dreamers who reach the top of Everest, or even the small steps children make growing up as they enter another year of school. We know if we work to these goals with sweat, patience, and time we will see the fruition of our hard work.
We have to make use of the gifts from Father Time gives us because no matter how much time there is in a day. We never seem to accomplish everything we started. However, it’s up to us to create the time to work towards our goals which will then lead to living our dreams.
Have you written a timeline for your future dreams? Do you believe in lady luck and father time?