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Time: A friend or foe?

There are 60 seconds in one minute, 60 minutes in one hour, 24 hours in one day, 7 days in one week, 4 weeks in one month, 52 weeks in one year… Wow, you may begin to think that there is indeed a lot of time for one to achieve his/her heart desires, but come […]

                         

There are 60 seconds in one minute, 60 minutes in one hour, 24 hours in one day, 7 days in one week, 4 weeks in one month, 52 weeks in one year…
Wow, you may begin to think that there is indeed a lot of time for one to achieve his/her heart desires, but come to think of it; Really, how much time do we have?
Many start thier day having 24 complete hours in it but still end up coming back to thier beds at night unaccomplished, depressed, used, spent, and worried having nothing to show forth for the day and they begin to wonder: “what exactly is the problem?”
What is the difference between one and one’s boss?, what is the difference between a rich man and a poor man?, what is the difference between you and the person making it out there?. The simple difference is a four-lettered word known as TIME.
A wise man once said, ” You can never have enough of anything most especially time, it’s how you maximize what you have that makes all the difference.” Time is life and life is time. You can never outrun time but you can only beat the time.
There are two key factors that determines success and they are:
▪ Maximazation of One’s time
▪ Effective planning and bringing to good use of one’s time.
To be successful starts from making every second of every day count doing and achieving one’s set goals and dreams. One major bridge between one’s dream and the reality of realising that dream is the effective use of time.
The 24hours you have today can never be enough for you unless you learn to achieve more by maximizing the resources you have at hand within that time.
You may begin to ask questions like how do I maximize my time? How do I maximize my 24hrs? How do I maximize my resources and plans bringing it thereby to an effective good use?. If this is your question, then all you need is a PLAN.
•As you begin each day, learn to plan for every second and every minute. Don’t spend each second wondering what the next second would hold rather spend every second determining what the next second would bring.
Learn to constructively plan your day making sure that you follow through on the plan. Don’t spend all the hours dreaming dreams when you can as well use those hours bringing a dream to reality. Don’t spend all your time in bed not being productive. Remember a little sleep, a little slumber; that’s all that’s needed to fail. A wise man once said: You have no business spending 8hrs in bed when you know that during that 8hrs, nothing is being done to make you progress.
•Don’t waste a minute on tardiness and laziness.
• Remember this always: Don’t procrastinate. Procrastination is one’s best time hired assasin.
• Don’t let anything derail you from your plan.
• Also take out time to plan for the unknown so that it doesn’t catch you unawares.
• Commit your plans to the Lord, and trust him to help you while you are playing your part.

Menachem Mendel Schneerson once said “The key to time management is simply to see and maximize the value of each moment”
Likewise Harvey Mackey said “Time is free but priceless. You can’t own it but you can use it. You can’t keep it but you can spend it. But remember, once it’s lost, you can never regain or get it back again”.
Therefore I leave you with this question: Is time your friend or your foe?

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