“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of” ~ Benjamin Franklin. Tick tok, tick tok the clock is ticking, never backwards but always forward. You want it or not; like it or not; believe it or not, time does not wait for anybody. Time is no respecter of persons. If God is an unfair God then he has been very generous and fair to all of us by giving us 24hrs to be utilized in a day. It does not matter whether you are rich or poor, black or white, able bodied or physically challenged whatever and where ever you maybe, we all share the same hours of the day and that is 24hrs. No single person or country is more privileged than the other to have more or less hours.
The first quarter of the year has but gone, ask yourself what you have achieved as against what you have intended to achieve by the end of the year. Many of us will not realize that we have achieved very little or nothing at all. If you are in this bracket stop and take a serious inventory of yourself. I am not perfect either but am consoled by the fact that I have achieved most of my monthly targets. Certain things have happened to me that may derail my progress but I take them as challenges rather than as problems.
We all have lost time at some point in our lives. The key is how you get up and recover it. There is so much to look forward to for me than to look at spilled milk. Yes sometimes I have lost a lot of time, but I always encourage myself by rereading my written down life’s purpose on a regular basis. This gives me a sense and purpose to live for. I imagine and appreciate the life ahead of me and how comfortable it will be. My written down “life’s purpose” is one of the motivating factors.
Whatever is done is done and what ever has not been done has to be done. If you are to become a better person and an achiever you need to improve on how to utilize your time. Time management is of the essence. Great men and women are those that have learned how to manage the precious commodity called time. If there is anything that has to be taught or learned at an early stage in life it is time management. Unfortunately our educational system does not teach us how to manage and utilize time. How I wish this could be introduced in our schooling systems.
Sometimes I feel that most of what we learn from our schools is irrelevant in our lives. Most of the stuff does not apply. What a waste of time and resources. Please this does not mean you should not get an education. You need it. When you wake up every morning, regardless of your circumstances, look forward to getting started with the day. There is so much waiting for you out there.
Have the courage
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to ones courage” ~ Anais Nin. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be discouraged” ~ the Bible. In order to succeed at anything you need to be bold and courageous. You will need to take bold steps. Some steps will off course trample on other people’s toes but if it is the right thing to do just do it. Warning, PLEASE DO NOT CREATE ADVERSARIES.
I will be very honest here, some decisions I have made have actually offended other people. But under the circumstances they were about the best choices I have made in my life. These choices have been life changing and over time wounds have been healed. As a human being you are bound at some point in life to make some tough decisions and like I always say decisions have to be made. Wrong or right. It could be resigning from your current job; it could be cutting links with some of your old mates or any other life changing decision. It could be that you are wasting time in your current job and are not progressing. Please be wise and pray over it before you make those life changing decisions. Have a master plan for your life, especially if you are married and have children to support.
If you have a plan for something just do it. Many of the times we spend a lot time procrastinating and let our good plans go to waste. If I can recall, I’ve had so many plans on how to make money and most of them have gone down the drain. Not because they were not viable ideas but because they were not even tested. I know that this describes some of you. Lastly we must all endeavor to learn and appreciate how to manage time this is the only way to ensure personal development and growth. Above all “standout tall and be counted”.