The Big Clock: Father-T's Hidden Ace

And that Big Clock never takes a break, either: 24/7, it's just tick, tick, tick. Which means that, however gifted and cool you may be in however many ways, with every day that passes you have less time to go after any goals/dreams still beckoning. You also have less time to deal with any serious business still undone. So, we could be talking about some significant stuff here.

Smacking the Big Clock Right Down

Above all, remember that you hold an ace or two yourself. Here's one winner, however simplistic it may appear at first glance: for anything you need or want to address at this point, always factor the passage of time into your calculations. Because, although out of sight, the clock will still be doing its job.

If you lose sight of that, you may also lose the desired goal. And if that was something you genuinely wanted, such a loss will not feel good. (Guess how I know this.) Moreover, if you're working through a spousal or parental death, for example, or a divorce or sudden income decrease/loss, spending time unproductively could actually cost you money. Speaking of double-whammys...

  Just Do It

What all of us would do well to remember is that time, once spent in whatever way, never returns. When it's gone, it is gone for good whatever your age and however good or bad your memories of that time. So, beat the Big Clock at its own game by getting started now, even if you'd rather wait for the "ducks" to line up just right. Instead of standing around tapping your foot, start with a duck you've already got! Just do it, okay?

Whether you need/want to sort out a legal or accounting issue, deal with your garage or a storage unit, undertake a personal quest (perhaps even a daunting one), or do something FUN, start today with a single step. Then, take another and another until the issue is resolved and/or prize is yours. Although neither sexy nor rocket science, such steps work for a lot of people. You might be one of those yourself.

But you also may need to straight-arm the not-enough-time or too-late "boxes," which may try to bog you down. In other words, stay aware of the clock, but also don't give it more power than it merits. If you want or need to do something, even if it involves a significant transition, don't buy into "not enough time" or "too late" unless you're ABSOLUTELY sure that either of those draggers is actually true for you.

  Keep on Truckin'

And if Life slaps you upside the head really hard while you're working through your steps or even just minding your own business? First, pay attention to (and trust) the experience, wisdom, and discernment that form large parts of the person you are. Let these guide you through some of the rough spots. Remember, too, that you probably don't have to sort out the issue all at once, and you also may not have to deal with it all alone unless you intend for that to happen.

But enough about Life's hard stuff: you can deal with whatever thrusts itself upon you when/if it happens. Right now, you and your duck could be working on things you choose Yourself. Why not seize your moment while it's right in front of you, and really stick it to the Big Clock at the same time? Just do it, kid!

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