Time is a limited commodity. Its finite and irreversible nature makes it the most valuable. When something is that limited, the question you need to ask yourself is, how much is your hour worth to you? We all have a habit of cribbing about not having sufficient time to do things that are important. Everyone is busy. What is keeping you busy? There is nothing like being busy, it is the matter of priorities that you set in life.
My mentors talk about the fillers that takes up space in our daily schedule. These fillers overpower our sense of judgment and makes us lose the sight of what is worth our while. What are those fillers that I am talking about? The infinite scrolling on social media, binge watching Netflix, hanging out with people who are not going anywhere in life. Do not take me wrong, it is important to refresh ourselves by taking a break from our work but it is really important to keep ourselves in check. These are the addictions that nobody talks about.
Time is Running Out
Time is the most valuable asset to the successful people. They know that once the time is gone, it is gone and is not going to come back. It is unstoppable, it does not pause or wait for you or the circumstances you are going through. Unfortunately, most of us undervalue the time we’ve been given. We spend an entire weekend doing nothing and feel lousy about it on Sunday night. But do we do anything about it the next weekend? I highly doubt. The cycle goes on and on.
With so many distractions thrown at us on a daily basis, it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture. Setting goals play a huge role in keeping us on track provided we are serious on achieving the set goals. What makes you get out of bed every morning? Having an ultimate goal and breaking them down in small achievable goals on a daily basis is the key to success and your passion towards your goal is the key to overcome procrastination.
We’ve all been guilty of wasting time. Instead of following the path of the least resistance, squeeze the most from your minutes and prioritize. Let others know that your time is valuable. Do not spend one hour with a person who deserves five minutes. Make the optimum use of what you have in your hands. Time is flowing, and it will flow away. Either you can flow with it, making your life a little better each day or you witness it running out!
It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about? – Henry David Thoreau