Do you know that there are 168 hours in one week?
So if you sleep 8 hours every night, you get 112 waking hours every week to do what is most important to you — 16 hours every day to prioritize what you most value.
I met with someone recently, and asked him, “What was missing early on in life, that could have made a difference for you?
He didn’t hesitate. It’s like he knew I would ask him this question, but he didn’t, which is why his response still rings in me.
“Perspective. That I get to be 65, I’ve learned something that other 65 year olds told me early on in life. If I listened back then, it would have made all the difference. And that is, the only accomplishment that matters in life is love and health. But 20 years ago, work was what mattered most. IF I listened back then, everything would be different today.”
He shared his wisdom on the heals of burying his wife of 38 years, who died in her early 60s from cancer.
Two guiding questions
We get 16 hours every day to prioritize what we most value, what’s most important to us.
There’s two questions that guide me back to what I most value, what’s most important to me about anything at all, and they never fail to set me straight.
“Will this help me be my Highest expression of Self?”
“Is this Life-generating, for me, and for others?”
What’s most important to you?
What do you most value?
What guides you?
What sets you straight?