There are 3 things that control our lives, time, wealth, and health.
When we’re young, we have time. Time to play, time to explore, time to waste, time to be curious. When we are young, we generally have health, energy, strength but most of us don’t have wealth.
We don’t have all the money in the world. We can’t buy everything we want. We don’t get everything we want. As we get older, we still have our health.
It may not be the same, but it’s still there.
We may now have more wealth, more money, a home, we have devices and possession. We have a car, we have access to things. We have access to things but we don’t have time.
Money can buy a house but not a home. Money can buy a bed but can not sleep. Money can buy a book but not knowledge. Money can earn a title but not respect. Most importantly, money can buy a clock but not time.
Those of us who think we have no time for our health will sooner or later find time for our illness. When we were young, we had time and health but no money. When we’re older, we have money and health but no time.
Finally, when we become old, after so much hustles and bustles in our young time, we have wealth and time but we will have no health. God will never give us all the three after our young age.
So what do we do? We can have it all but not all at the same time. We place so much pressure on ourselves, trying to get everything to be perfect, trying to get everything to balance, trying to get everything to work together not recognizing that it’s non of those things that actually creates happiness or fulfillment in life.
As we get older, time, health, and wealth will be taken away from us gradually but one thing. That thing that can never be taken away from us is the impact we leave in others because it lives on through them.
Our health is the foundation of how we can build our time and wealth. With that time and wealth, there are two key principles;
We become successful by what we get but we become happy by what we give and what we give include our time, our wealth, our energy, and when those things are used to make a positive difference in the lives of others, to help other move forward, to make an impact, then that legacy will never be taken away from us.
My boss Makinde Azeez always tell me.
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”