#719 - Slow Down & Rest
Daily Mind Medicine - Episode #719
In this episode, Taylor starts off 2023's first Monday with the topic about balance. Life is short but it is also too long, so take time and learn to balance about truth that you have plenty of time. You are going to live a long time.
Well, well, what's up crew? I hope you're doing amazing. Happy Monday. I hope you are. I hope you're living life.
Hope you're doing hard things. Hope you're not bored. I think a lot of people think that they are burned out.
They come to our events, they're like, man, how do you deal with burnout? Like, solve harder problems. That's how you deal with burnout.
They're like, what? It's the opposite of what they're expecting. But the reality is that most of the time when people are feeling burned out, they're actually bored.
They aren't solving problems that matter to them anymore. That has nothing to do with what I'm supposed to talk about today.
Sitting here, I'm about to go into the office and knock some quick things out, and they eat some freaking tacos for lunch.
If you've ever had tacos for lunch on a Monday, everybody says Taco Tuesday is the time to eat tacos. But I think Monday and Tuesday double double hitter is actually the better plan.
I was singing this morning on the way here to the office about time. Great things take time. You have plenty of it.
I think that it is important for you to balance the urgency that you feel life is short. You know, you only have 30,000 you know, 30,000 minutes in life.
Or you know, all of these different quotes that you hear people trying to put in perspective how fragile and finite time is.
I think you balance, you must learn to balance that perspective with the same truth, which is you have plenty of time.
You've got a long time. People say life is short. Life is also very long. Think about 80, 90, a hundred years.
Most of you listening to this, or probably median age, age is probably thirties. And you've got two to two thirds, two, three-fourths of your life still left to live.
I was telling somebody the other day, I think everybody gets 2, 3, 4 runs in their lifetime because a, a real run in business can, can be seven to 10 years.
And I said, I'm, I'm, I've just exited my first run and I'm beginning my second. And I cannot wait for the next 10 years.
And then I'll have a third, and then I'll have a fourth, and then I'll probably have a fifth. I've probably got five runs cuz I started early.
But the point that I was trying to communicate to this person was that I've got plenty of time and sometimes we cannot rest because we are in a rush.
Sometimes we can't take time off because we feel like if, if we squander it or if we don't work on Sunday, or if we don't do X, Y, z, when we're supposed to do it, you know, we've have a have a difficult time taking a setback back so that we can go forward with speed and with peace and with momentum.
And the fix is realizing that you have a long time, you have plenty of time now you're watching this video, you're listening to this in your car or at the gym.
And just know that a couple weeks from now you might be listening to a, a podcast for me saying, yo, you don't have Any, any time.
Get your ass together. Let's make it, let's, let's seize the day. But life is a series of nuances in balancing acts.
There's nothing really black and white. Everything is found in perfect tension. So life is short. Absolutely. Life is also long.
Absolutely. It's your job and it's your responsibility to make sure that you are operating appropriately in the moment. And today, for whatever it is worth, I was reminded that I have plenty of time.
'm in no rush. Don't be hasty as the great Gandolph would say. And I'm gonna enjoy the moments that I have today because if I rush through them, I will never get them back.
That's all I got for you. Audio.