Time

It has been about a month since school started again. This month I’ve really learned and felt what it means to prioritize my time well. I have learned its importance by having completely utilized all of my time. I had no time left. It felt good. Knowing this, made me realize how much time I’ve wasted.

It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested. But when it is wasted in heedless luxury and spent on no good activity, we are forced at last by death’s final constraint to realize that it has passed away before we knew it was passing. So it is: we are not given a short life but we make it short, and we are not ill-supplied but wasteful of it… Life is long if you know how to use it.

– Seneca, On the Shortness of Life

This is my month of growth, and a month I’d never forget.

Returning to school to study full time computer science, working in a new field, interviewing for internships, networking, managing my online business, building and bringing my internet camera as part of home automation product to market, and finally unveiling my startup Flushed to investors to start moving and breaking things quick; and despite everything, I’m okay.

Everything is relative and the only person to measure is and should be myself. I had wasted a lot of time in the past. My days are full and time well spent. I don’t have time to lounge around or time to waste. I can feel it slipping and feel its invaluable life. I started to value time as it is my own life force. There is almost nothing more powerful than the realization and respect of this absolute truth. Time to move forward and disrupt healthcare.

With this newfound understanding of time, I realized I can’t baby this idea forever. I must attempt and make Flushed happen now. I want to make my vision a reality, and I know if I don’t do it, someone eventually will. I will see this through whether success or failure. I left medical school for this and I am excited! I’ve started revealing my startup Flushed to mentors, friends, potential cofounders, interviewers, and in the coming weeks, investors.

I want to see this happen. I will make it.

Wish me luck~
Andrew


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