Monday, October 03, 2016

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The finite resource …

And of course, the heading I have used here, refers to that most precious of resources … time.

All of us - rich, poor, fit, unfit, happy, sad, big, small, smart and less-so - have one thing in common - a finite amount of time left to us. 

This is an obvious fact, yet time is something many people don’t think much about; after all, we can’t see it, hear it, touch it, taste it or smell it. And unlike gravity or other natural forces, we cannot ‘feel’ it; yet it passes, second-by-second as we move through our lives.

Where we put our attention, as time passes, becomes a more and more important decision as more and more time goes by. Presumably, as we have less and less time left to us - how we spend it becomes an ever more critical decision.

In our Jiu Jitsu practise, we cannot (at least should not) squander our time … most will find it more useful to stay focussed on a technique/game/concept for a while, rather than continually flitter from one thing to another. All techniques are not equal; just like all friendships are not equal. We should perhaps be more mindful of who we spend our time with and what we spend our time doing, as our lives unfold at a rate of one second per second. This most precious resource is not in infinite supply.

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