I am so pleased to welcome Larissa Rudeen back for another of her inspiring guest posts.
Where is Your Focus?
by Larissa Rudeen
What are you spending your time on? What are you devoting your life to?
Anyone who knows me knows that I love playing guitar and writing songs. Ever since I had my first taste of being up on stage and playing in front of a live audience, when I was 10, I have had this childhood dream of becoming a professional musician. For over 10 years, I spent most of my free time completely focused on guitar, sometimes practicing up to 4 hours a day. I was determined to make this dream become a reality, at least until one sunny afternoon in August 2012 when I walked into my room to find my guitar music strewn all over the floor. Some of it was torn into tiny pieces, while other songs had complete pages that were missing, which I never found. As I sat there, picking up the torn pages, it suddenly hit me, “Do I want to wake up in 50 years and realize that I’ve wasted my life, chasing after this worthless dream to become a famous musician? Or, do I want to wake up in 50 years, knowing that I’ve devoted my life to something worthwhile that will make a real difference in the world?”
I challenge you, today, to think about that. Take an inventory of your life, and the things you’re spending your time on. Perhaps you need to make some changes.
Copyright © 2014 by Larissa Rudeen
“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us.
What we have done for others and the world remains.”
~ Albert Pike ~