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Today I sit before you in awe that the year 2010 begins in less than two weeks.  That the first decade of the twenty-first century is nearly text in a history book.  I turned a young 29 yesterday and it seems the older I get, the faster time accelerates.

We look forward to the future everyday, yet so much as we are caught up in planning the future do we forget to live in the now.  Right now, you are reading these words that I've typed.  You are learning, discovering and building your own ideas and innovations. 

You are likely ahead of the curve because you are investing in the now.  To stay ahead, you must continue to invest your focus on the now.

The people who aren't ahead of the curve likely aren't investing much into the now.  They may plan great things or have great ideas, yet somehow making the decision right now to build or finish their ideas slips them by.  Don't fall into this trap.  Take responsibility for yourself in the now and focus your efforts on doing the work required to complete the project at hand.

Each of us has twenty-four hours in a day.  What will you do with the gift of time you have been given?

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Comments (11)

Christine Hynes
American Capital Corporation - Laguna Beach, CA
Orange County Senior Loan Consultant

Chris - do we need longer days?

Dec 19, 2009 02:29 AM
Chris Brunner
GreatFX Printing - Springfield, MO
GreatFX Printing

Unfortunately we can't relocate the earth in relation to the sun.   Maybe if we lived on a Super-Earth time would move slower ;-)

Dec 19, 2009 02:42 AM
Nyssa Smith
Keller Williams Advantage Realty - State College, PA
REALTOR, State College Area Real Estate

Hi Chris~  Nice post as always!  I laughed when you say the older you get the faster time seems to go.  Isn't it so true!  I only laugh because I think that more and more each year!  This year just flew by!  It is amazing that "10 years have got behind you; no one told you when to run; you missed the starting gun..." (Time ~ one of my all time favorite Pink Floyd songs).  It does just seem like yesterday that people were worried about the new millennium.  Remember Y2K fears?  Ha!  It's amazing how 10 years have got behind us!  Great question to end with...if each of us has 24 hrs in a day, what will we do with the gift of time we've been given?

Dec 19, 2009 02:42 AM
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Chris...So you Think it's Fast Now...Ha! Wait a few more years, 30 turns to 40, and 40 turns to 60 and so on...

Merry Christmas from Fred Carver

PS: I loaded this in 640 x 320 before resizing..:O))

Dec 19, 2009 02:50 AM
Chris Brunner
GreatFX Printing - Springfield, MO
GreatFX Printing

Fred Carver: This holiday season I am thankful for broadband. :-)

Dec 19, 2009 02:54 AM
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Thoughtful post, and a timely challenge to us all...we only have the "now", ever.  

Dec 19, 2009 03:25 AM
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

Wait until you get to my age if you think time is flying by at 29.  Happy birthday, by the way and, yes, live every moment and never procrastinate.

Dec 19, 2009 10:14 AM
Marian Pierre-Louis
Fieldstone Historic Research - Medway, MA
Metrowest Boston

Chris, good advice for everyone!  I started investing around age 21 when I got my first real full time job.  It's the smartest thing anyone can do for themselves and their future.

Dec 19, 2009 12:57 PM
Brian & Val Mayer
RE/Max One | Sellers Agent - Huntingtown, MD
Listing Specialist | Realtor in Calvert County MD

Absolutely Chris, having a plan without execution is worthless. I got you bookmarked to invest my now in SEO! Have a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Dec 21, 2009 10:55 AM
Alice Linahan
Voices Empower - Argyle, TX


Loved this post and so glad I had the opportunity to read it!!

I will be coming back to your blog often!!

Merry Christmas!!


Dec 21, 2009 03:06 PM
June Tassillo
Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty - Franklin, NC
Let me help you with the next phase of your life!

Chris ~ Ahhh TIME = Things I Must Earn.  When I was a teenager I couldn't wait to be 18.  In my twenties and early thirties I couldn't wait until the days would end.  It wasn't until I was enlighten about Life and Living it that I now don't want the days to end.  I really do try to live One Day at a Time and Each Day is a New Beginning.

Dec 25, 2009 02:13 PM