The two most important practices in life necessitate the proper management of time and the continual development of personal relationships. Possessing an elite social status with an abundance of money, a solid education, and even perfect health will seem irrelevant in the face of routine loneliness. What’s the point in striving for personal success if you don’t have anyone to share your story with, or enough time to enjoy it?
All too often in the news we read success stories supporting the endeavors of young career professionals that put “their lives” on hold while in pursuit of the prestigious career and job title of their dreams. I’m not saying it’s wrong, I truly believe you should pursuit your dreams. Putting all your effort into achieving something you truly desire makes sense… it is basis behind the American dream. However, there must be a balance. The time spent on business matters can never be recovered. If sufficient time is not allocated to fostering new relationships and nurturing current ones, will the end result suitably reflect the original envisioned dream, or will it leave something to be desired?
Remember, you can easily invest your time in exchange for money, status, education, and health; but nothing can buy you more time. Make sure you spend it wisely, leaving enough time for the people you care about most.