The one commodity given to men in equal measure – time. You might be born into affluence or poverty but with the same 24 hours. Your life has been a battle for time, it measures your accomplishments, it measures your life, it measures your relevance, and it measures your progress. Against time we fight, the question is what are we fighting against? We fight against ourselves, for in defeating ourselves we defeat the world, in conquering ourselves we conquer the world.
Take a look around, the world only celebrates the people who have conquered themselves. Time puts your accomplishments in perspective, makes your accomplishments more or less significant, people are inspired by how fast you get things accomplished and by how long you can hold these accomplishments.
Are you playing with your time?
Are you playing with your life?
Bruce Lee said “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”
If you fail to measure and account for time properly you will have failed to measure and account for your life properly. If we all started with the same 24 hours the man that is ahead has gained mastery of his time. Some have bought up some of your time and you call them bosses, even worse some of us constantly volunteer our time for free unknowingly to others because when you do not have a plan you will help another fulfil theirs.
If I have time is statement made by unassuming individuals who do not understand that you make time for what is important to you. If you learn to prioritize your time your life will become the priority of most. The sportsmen and women we celebrate today, having prioritized training and development in their early days, they climbed the ladder of success and they became the best. Now the world prioritizes them by the amounts of money they make and the fact that millions are clued to their television sets and computers watching them perform. The next time you skip a meeting to watch a football match remember someone’s priority of their time just earned them top priority in yours.
You make time for what is important. If success is important to you, you will make time to develop successful habits like reading, hard work, discipline, excellence etc. Is your spirituality important to you? Is family important to you? Is your Marriage important to you? Are your relationships important to you? Is your business important to you? Master the art of prioritization.
There is the popular story on time management, it’s a story of Rocks, pebbles, sand and a Jar. The rocks, pebbles and sand are meant to be put in a jar, a jar which represents your life but you will notice that depending on which goes in first there might not be room for the others. Rocks represent the truly important things in your life such as family, health and relationships, if all else was lost and these remain your life will still be meaningful, pebbles are the other things that matter in your life such as work or school and the sand signifies the remaining small stuff and material possessions. If you prioritized the sand which is the small stuff there will not be room for the truly important things.
Have you been going about your life prioritizing the really small stuff? You can see that it’s always people over things, it sad we live in a deranged society that sacrifices people for things that sacrifices family for things.
If you are going to be successful you must make time for the truly important things, take care of your health, love family and treasure beautiful relationships, the rest is just pebbles and sand.
Commit to a daily routine to grow your mind.
That’s G.Y.M for today and I trust that you are charged up and obsessed with a burning desire to succeed. Ordinary is a misnomer for you.
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