How Are You Collecting Your Minutes?

“Success is how you collect your minutes. You spend millions of minutes to reach one triumph, one moment, then you spend maybe a thousand minutes enjoying it. If you were unhappy through those millions of minutes, what good are the thousands of minutes of triumph? It doesn’t equate.”

- Norman Lear -

I think the point of this quote is to enjoy your journey as much as reaching your destination. I have known a few people that have been miserable for years in their jobs, personal lives and financial situations, but kept slogging away. I would remind them once in a while about the dreams and ideas they had talked about previously. They would remember them fondly for a moment, and then wave them off as unobtainable, for a variety of reasons. They had convinced themselves that their situations were beyond their control and any attempt to try to change things would probably just make it worse. That adds up to a lot of unhappy minutes.

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