A mutual friend of mine was between jobs a few years ago. With so much time on her hands, one afternoon she decided to head down to a sauna at her local gym for some relaxation.
In a steamy room she was facing a small group of senior residents or retirees maybe in their 70s. They all appeared to be regulars there – Sitting side by side, very likable, very approachable and very chatty.
While enjoying a quiet moment on her own, out of the blue, she went up to join them and started to make conversation. Out of many questions she asked, this one in particular was something they wouldn’t have expected from a stronger: So, what do you wish you had more of if you could turn back the o’clock?
Interestingly, no one mentioned anything about more money, more fame or more success etc. They all looked at each other, almost in unison and said: more time with their loved ones.
These are words of wisdom from people who’ve been there and done that! I totally buy it. Finally, I know what the naked truth means. But if you aren’t there yet, don’t be too hard on yourself, don’t beat yourself up, be patient, work on it, work at it, take it step by step. Whatever you do, just don’t throw in the towel…