There is nothing so certain as death;
and there is nothing so uncertain as when that will happen.
Wow! That is an awfully morbid way to start a physical therapy blog. Please continue reading, and I promise I’ll share some more quips and quotes that will help you think in a positive way – and might even inspire you.
I opened with that statement to say: Our time is limited and there is nothing more important than how we decide to use it.
Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Here’s another popular quote: “Medicine adds days to life. Physical therapy adds life to days.” This is exactly why the physical therapy profession is so powerful. We have a community of professionals that is changing lives on a daily basis by “bringing life to days”; by restoring movement and activity to our limited number of days. I am constantly amazed to see the impact of physical therapists, as they give of their limited time to enhance the limited time of others.
We all live with some type of regret over the choices we have made, when it comes to how we spend our time. The reality is: We cannot get it back.
There is time that we spend doing things that we wish we did not do. There is also time that we spend NOT doing things that brings regret.
American abolitionist and author, Harriet Beecher Stowe said, “The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.”
Time is our most valuable asset, so we must carefully decide how we use it. At the same time, many of us spend so much time overthinking things that we end up not deciding to do anything at all.
There’s a great quote: “There are people less qualified than you doing the things you want to do, simply because they decide to believe in themselves.” Country music artist Justin Moore explains in a song, if he doesn’t follow his heart to pursue what he wants, “Somebody Else Will“. The time to act is now.