Life doesn’t happen tomorrow

Life doesn’t happen tomorrow

Please enjoy another entry from Zachary Brewer, Recovery Navigator, Residential Program

In regard to my family’s future, my own future, and my legacy, I can often think to myself, “Once I get A, B, and C set, we will be able to experience an amazing life.”

Remember that song “Cats in the Cradle” by Harry Chapin? 

It’s basically about a father being too busy to spend time with his son while his son is growing up, then his grown-up son being too busy to spend time with him as they both aged.

Throughout the song, the father essentially says, “I can’t play catch with you TODAY because I need to take care of this business call – and if THIS call is Successful – it COULD make it so we can play catch every single day in the FUTURE, Son”.

For decades, this song has resonated with me and holds a major lesson in it.

If my goals in life are Success – defined by Money and Financial Freedom – to ultimately be able to spend more time with family, but that journey strays me away from spending that time with the family I currently have, what is the real goal here?

If every evening and Sundays, I GET TO have this time to spend with people I care about and love, but every evening and Sunday I SKIP this time to continue aiming toward the FUTURE goal – I’m missing the whole point.

So, if the goal is to live the life you want to live, do what you want, with who you want, when you want-

—if you actually took a look around yourself, and took the veil of “financial success” off of your face…

Do you already have this?

I do.

Its only when I let the pursuit of perceived success fool me – and I lose sight of it.

“I will continue to pursue my goals- but not at the forfeit of the life I currently have.”