We all have it. Many of us waste it. But each day, we all have the same amount of it. I hear people complain that they don’t have time to do something, but in reality, we have to make choices as to what we are doing with our time. We have the same amount of time as did Albert Einstein, Madame Curie, Albert Schweitzer, Picasso, and all the great minds. They just prioritized the available time to accomplish what was important to them.
In our work we have deadlines. We need to prioritize the task and fit it into our workday. I remember being very busy at work on a project and my supervisor came to me and added another task on my workload and I said, “No”. He questioned why I responded that way and I told him that he would have to make a choice between the two projects as I could only fit one into the time available. He thanked me for pointing it out and found someone else to do the second task.
Our personal life is no different. If time with our children is important, we make it a priority and find the time. If golf is important, we know we can make time for it. One of the main ones that people say they don’t have time for is exercise. They just haven’t raised it high enough on the priority list and we all know it should be there, but it isn’t exciting.
If you started each day with $10 for every minute of the day you would have $14,400. If you lost $10 for each minute you would likely be a little wiser in how you spent your time and make the best use of the money. No matter what you do you should be aware of what is important and how it fits into your day. Sometimes sitting in the sun relaxing is the best use, and sometimes it is not.
“How did it get so late so soon?” Dr Seuss
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