Time is what life is made of. Whether you play, eat, study or sleep time moves on.
You cannot store up time, you can only make best use of it. Therefore time is precious.
To make best use of time, plan your day ahead. It is best if you can plan for the next day before you go to sleep at night.
To make best use of time, prioritize the things you should do. Do important and difficult things first.
To make best use of time, make a time table and stick to it. Try your best to finish things within time allotted for them.
To make best use of time do not allow laziness, procrastination (putting off doing things for later), and mobile phones to steal time away from you.
Each night before you sleep just review all that you could do and all that you left undone. It will help you plan your time for the next day.
If you can follow these simple steps, time will be your friend and success will crown your ways.
Time Is the Stuff Life Is Made of and Laziness Is the Lover That Steals It
Worry steals away our valuable time. On the other hand planning helps to utilize time effectively. So many people dream of doing big things in life. This is mostly wishful thinking. Instead those who really want to do something meaningful in life make use of small chunks of time.
For effective utilization of time create good habits. Say No to all distractions. Work against deadlines and work towards your dreams and goals.
The greatest thief of time is procrastination. It is the thought that I will do it later. Sadly, tomorrow also the same pattern is repeated.
Yet another enemy of time is the thought that my life stretches long ahead. But who knows what awaits you at the next turn. Many people marry laziness before they even grow up. Such people who sleep in the embrace of laziness won’t even realize it when the very bed they sleep on is snatched away from beneath them.
A man or woman of action plans and acts as if there is no tomorrow. They always audit how they are making use of available time today. One of the best ways to utilize time is to have a sense of purpose. Those who are sent on a mission never while away their time. They know they are on duty. They are conscious that many others are depending on them to do their assigned task well.
A simple way to manage time is to allot a chunk of time for a particular task you are attempting. That will compel you to plan how to use that time. The threat today to proper time management is our own slavish mentality towards mobile screens. It is a great stealer of time.
To those who regret time lost in the past and of having wasted their lives without doing anything worthwhile, there is an astounding promise of God to hold on to: “I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten!”1
Finally, let me end by saying each second is like one drop of water dripping away from that leaking tank. However hard you try, you cannot increase the size of the tank nor fill it with extra water.
Ultimately, the size of the tank you have given is known only to God. And he allows it to leak one second at a time. The moment it leaks it evaporates. Therefore make best use of available time!
1 Joel 2:25 Bible
“Time is too slow for those who wait,
too swift for those who fear,
too long for those who grieve,
too short for those who rejoice,
but for those who love,
time is eternity.” — Henry Van Dyke
Now Is the Time
So many people dream about the perfect time to begin. It rarely happens. Though there are occasions when timing means everything; most of life is about doing things now. Do not postpone anything that you can do today and now.
We are told not to worry about tomorrow. It means that we use the present opportunities. The right time to start is now. The secret is to start small. There should be a sense of urgency in getting things done.
Many people never start to do anything thinking of the bigness of the task ahead. It is wise to break the big task into small bits and work on each bit at a time. That makes the big work manageable. So many small acts done consistently over a period of time will yield better results than attempting to do a big thing all at once.
It is observed that when there is a flow of things happening you do your tasks well. But when there is a break a long gap follows. Each time you want to restart what you have been doing you feel a kind of inertia holding you back. And you wait for an appropriate moment to restart.
Instead of waiting for the right time, start immediately. The joy of doing what you have been doing well will return very quickly. You will also start to wonder why you waited so long?
Avoid too much thinking and too much planning. It can take away your initiative. Start to act now. And be prepared to make the needed changes as you go along. Pick up a project or plan you had shelved long ago. If you haven’t played your guitar for a long time now, just pick it up, wipe the dust and start strumming. The tune will follow. The melody will return. The power of acting now will ensure that you will be able to follow through.