“The future ain’t what it used to be”.
In the 21st century we, the people of what I call the Four Phases, ‘Youth’, ‘Young Adults’, ‘MiddleLiving’ and ‘SuperiorSeniors’ have a dichotomy of sorts. Our two most valuable resources are needed to play the game of life correctly and maximizing their effectiveness takes skill.
These resources are ‘time’ and ‘information’.
Information is at its most abundant time ever in man’s history. Lucky for all of us, especially the younger generations, that we ‘MiddleLiving’ boomers invented the information age and this new-fangled thing called the Internet.
There are 1440 minutes per day…that means there are approximately:
– 294 BILLION emails sent every day!
– 6 BILLION Google Searches each day!
– 3.5 BILLION Facebook messages posted daily!
– 40 Million Tweets shared each day!1
That is a staggering amount of information, and it is growing!
Now consider that I plan on living to 100. Currently I am 59 so I have 41 years to go. Every day I use 86,400 seconds, my time is finite and it is shrinking. As we grow older our mortality becomes clearer, our parents’ age and we eventually will lose them. Our friends will grow older and we will lose them as well.
Our most precious resources are moving in opposite directions, time is finite and information seems infinite.
I believe in the power of knowledge and utilizing it to empower my well-being. Using information to grow wiser, healthier and happier. I can do this by making better use of my time by staying engaged in the game of life, and employing the abundant information to its fullest. I have a new equation to illustrate this-
Choice + Challenge= Change
The amount of change is directly proportional to the level of the challenge, you choose! If the challenge is, well challenging, then the level of change will be large. If the level of challenge is say ‘soft-weak-lazy-poor’ well then what do you think! Again it is all about “YOUR” choice.
- Choose to be more active a little more each day
- Choose to read a book a month
- Choose to volunteer at the nearest elementary school
- Choose to give back to your community, church, local charity
- Challenge yourself, don’t take the easy way to doing anything
- Get up earlier and come into the world of early morning fitness!