OUR TIME IS VALUABLE, AND WE CAN’T AFFORD TO FORGET THAT. NOT NOW, NOT EVER.
I won’t help everyone who asks me for help, and I don’t feel guilty about it. I simply don’t have the capacity for it. Neither do you.
I’m sure there’s another dimension out there where we can easily clone ourselves to answer every message, do every favor, and accommodate every request that comes our way. I’d imagine that this same dimension is devoid of parking enforcement agents and pyramid schemes.
We don’t operate in that dimension. Our time is finite. Our energy is limited.
We all have the same 24 hours in each day. We all have to make the most of the time, energy, and resources that we have. In order to excel within this limited framework, we must have discernment. We have to know when to say “no.” We have to be able to gauge who will respect our time, and who will take advantage of it.
I love my friends and family to death. I would not be in the position that I’m in today without their help, their love, and their guidance. As someone who’s achieved a moderate level of success thus far, I try to pay it forward when I can, even as I’m still working to “make it” on my own terms.