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Lessons from an Adam Sandler Movie

For whatever reason, my mind keeps coming back to the lesson from “Click”. Didn’t see it? Allow me to summarize…

Adam Sandler and Kate Beckinsale starred in a movie where the main character is a workaholic architect who finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. At first, it is amazing, he gets to fast-forward through things he doesn’t feel like doing. The issue comes later when the remote starts to learn his patterns and automatically makes moves based on his previous decisions.

Lately, I find myself drawn to this question:

“What am I fast forwarding through?”

I think about my routine and how each time I choose to go to bed early “because I am so tired” (how true is that, really?) all I am doing is fast forwarding until I go to work the next day. Each time I zone out on my phone or sit in front of the TV for a few hours “just to relax”, I am fast forwarding through my life. Each time I stand with my phone in front of me taking pictures of what is going on, I am teaching my universal remote that looking at this moment later is more important than actually experiencing it now.

Having something to plan and look forward to like a big vacation, a Las Vegas wedding, or a holiday celebration is really fun! I just feel like we all need to remember not to fast forward through life to get to the next thing.

If you were being intentional with your decisions, what would you stop fast forwarding?