We work hard all our lives to accomplish our goals, earn recognition, and attain wealth. In our early years, we seldom recognize how our lives will evolve. We cannot predict the future, so we can only plan our futures based on the knowledge we have today.
If the year 2020 has taught us anything, it should have taught us that life is unpredictable. Enjoy it while you can.
I was having a discussion with a friend the other day. This gentleman has only known me for about five years. He did not know me when I was up and coming, or even when I was at the pinnacle of my career. I tried to describe to him that I was once a highly sought-after expert in my field, one of only a handful of people with my level of expertise.
At that time, I was a member of a team that traveled the world consulting on the conversion of telecommunications systems that are the foundation for today’s digital society. Technology that we take for granted today. It was my fifteen minutes of fame.
It suddenly dawned on me how long ago it was. Since that time, newer more powerful technology has supplanted much of the work that I believed would last for decades.
It is incredible how quickly time goes by. Sometimes you run so fast you forget what is behind you. I never noticed that I was coasting downhill.
I no longer work in that field, but I still have goals and aspirations. Maybe not as lofty or earth-shattering. Perhaps a bit more self-centered.
My life has slowed a lot since those early days. I probably spend more time playing tennis than I do working. But still, I am glad it is only slowing and has not come to a sudden stop.
A wise man once told me, “It isn’t the fall that kills you. It’s the sudden stop.”
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