Issue 8 of Reclaim your time
The problem with time is that we always believe we can control it and always think we have more of it than we actually do.
But time cannot be kept in a safe or a bank account waiting to be used for another day. Time keeps moving, and if we do not take advantage of it, time runs right past us. That’s when panic and sadness set in because of the guilt we have and things we have not done.
To illustrate my point, take the movie with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicolson called The Bucket List. The movie is the story of two terminally-ill men that escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.
The movie should serve as a good lesson. Why wait until it is too late? Why wait until our time is up? Why wait until we have no time? In the words of the former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and American historian Alice Morse Earle “The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it is called the present.”
Now it’s your turn:
- Keep your goals realistic and time bound.
- Remember to prioritize and work on one thing at one time.
- Set yourself for success by investing in things that can help you achieve it.
- Create success by being accountable to your success and measure it. What gets measured gets repeated.
- Stop procrastinating - it takes more of your time than doing the task.
- Alleviate stress by handling things once. Keep a checklist for success.
Lao Tzu stated that the road to 1,000 miles begins with the first step.
So take that step now!
If you do not or want to think about it then you are procrastinating. You now know the relevance of that.
So let's get ready to tackle the day and follow the road you want to travel!