The trouble is that we never know when that's going to happen and, when it does, it may be too late. If you lose a loved one in a tragic accident, how will you be able to say those things to them that you meant to say but never did?
My guess is that you probably don't have to think very hard to figure out your top priorities in life. Are you taking the time, however short, to think about it? And are you acting accordingly, spending your time and financial resources where it matters the most?
Always make sure that you keep balance and perspective in
your life. It's amazing how quickly 'important' things
can become unimportant.It's easy to work a lot when
you own a small business for example
(I'll bet you didn't know that) which makes it hard
to achieve that balance and perspective without
some conscious effort. Are your priorities in order?
Don't wait for that giant reminder to come
and slap you in the face. The next time you get angry with a
loved one, ask yourself if it really matters that much.
Have you ever watched "Mr. Mom", one of
Michael Keaton's first movies. In it, he loses his corporate
job, can't find another, and his wife (played by Terri Garr) ends
up going back to work for an advertising firm leaving him at home
to take care of the kids. She ends up working too much, so he
says these eight words to her.
Now I'm saying them to you:
"It's easy to forget what's important. So don't."