How do you measure, measure a year?
In sunrise? In sunsets? In cups of coffee? In slightly outdated musical quotes? The world keeps turning, and everyday keeps sliding past like sand through the hourglass. So do the days of our lives. You are where you are now…but how should you measure your progress?
We have no control on the passage of time, it’s what we choose to do with that time that helps us progress. Two years is going to pass whether you go back to school or not. You’re 32nd birthday will arrive, whether you want to celebrate or not. All we can do is use our time wisely, or at least have fun.
Contrary to popular belief, time and progress aren’t the same thing. Older doesn’t always mean wiser, sometimes it just means crotchety and old.
Progress feels good. It’s not always easy, but knowing that you’re moving towards something is a reward in itself. It’s not as rewarding as an actual reward, but those are usually connected to lost dogs and pirate booty.
So, on this Thursday why not write down the progress you hope to make by next Thursday? Next month and beyond. Progress takes time and all we have is now. And then…but then doesn’t arrive until we start living in the now. Now, ain’t progress a fickle chick?