Did you know that time is the one asset that everyone has equally, but very few people use wisely? So often I find myself telling one of my kids that procrastination is a time killer. It is. I’m guilty of it myself at times. I’m better about it, but there are times when I’m just not feeling up to getting things done. It’s human nature to avoid things, but you run out of time when you do.
Time is the only resource that you can’t get back once it’s gone. Unlike money, you can’t get the past few years of your life back. So, make the most of what you have now. Once you master your time, you can do what you want with your life. Time is not something that you can play around with. When it’s lost, it really is gone forever. If you don’t think so, ask a dying person what they wish they had more of: time. It has more meaning when you’re out of it.
Because time can equal dollars in business, it pays to make it count. There are only 24 hours in a day, and how you use them matters. Most people spend too much of it trying to be happy. Enough already. Happiness is a mindset, and you won’t get more of it with more time if you’re not happy already. Taking time to enjoy life is one thing, wasting it chasing fantasies is another. Productivity, results and success will make you happy. Those things take time, but you have to be willing to put the time in.
Overworking is another problem that people face when it comes to time. You can’t fit more than 24 hours into a day. It’s just not going to happen. Getting burned out profits no one. It doesn’t increase anything, and has the potential to derail everything. You’ll need others to help you fill in the time constraints. So, think of how much time you want devoted to your business and hire accordingly. Trying to do it all will only cause you to lose time, and money.
Impressing people is a huge time waster. The very people you’re trying to impress will be more impressed when the next, better, more shiny “thing” comes along. The time you spend trying to impress people in business would be better served worrying about improving yourself and you business practices. People are fickle and change their minds in an instant. Be more focused on what you’re doing, and you come out ahead.
Time can be your friend if you treat it right. The world is full of distractions and things that blur your focus. It’s difficult to make good use of your time if you don’t know how much time you need. Knowing what you want and working towards it will help you to make good use of your time. The clock doesn’t stop, but that doesn’t mean that time is a limitless resource.
You do have the option of starting over, and looking towards tomorrow. But, don’t let that become your mantra. Time is the one resource that once wasted, will leave you with regrets. So look at time as something that you don’t want to lose, and you can’t live without. Time won’t let you down. So prove yourself worthy, and make good use of it.