There is an adage that goes” it’s is easy to criticize when you are not there” I have been there. I have been in a position that I had to work fulltime night shift and go to adult school. A friend of mine said I was crazy. He never thought he could do it.
I had motivation. I asked myself a question. The question was, “what do I have in common with the richest or the most successful person on earth?”(or at least my perception of success). I thought of personality and I found that to impress someone depends on so many things including the expectation of the said individual. I thought of being a plain man born just like that successful individual. Yes, this is true, but I realized that does not really change anything. Because I could be like that man, but there are other social phenomenon (something that is out of the ordinary and excites people’s interest and curiosity) that encourages progress.
I observe uniqueness in every individual making it possible socially or physically to contest or compare two individuals. The impossibility rests on the fact that we are completely always different in so many aspects of our lives including the way we think or digest issues to reflect on.
After thinking for hours, I realized most of the past strong leaders and the great heroes of our time and the past all had an equal amount of hours in a day.
I brought that to a lay man’s terms which are our daily lives. Poor, rich, sick, healthy ,black or white still have twenty four hours in a day.
THE QUESTION IS -HOW DO I USE MY TIME?
Do I use all my 12 hours in a day at the mall?
Do I play video games whiles I HAVE to read my notes?
Do I spend my time looking at pictures on people’s page on the web?
None of the above mentioned activities are bad. They just consume time and could hinder our prospects. To avoid that, we need to try and add some more activities to my list and make sure we use our time wisely.
I have two quotes from Publilius Syrus, a Latin writer of maxims, or adages, who flourished in the first century BC. He was a Syrian who was brought as a slave to Italy, but by his wit and talent he won the favor of his master, who freed and educated him.
He said this quote:
To do two things at once is to do neither.
What he meant is a double minded mind is unstable in all ways. We need to focus as an individual to achieve what we want. You can also waste time trying to do everything on the spot. That is why, when managing time, the key is to avoid doing multiple activities at the same time that do not encourage both sides.
Charles Darwin also spoke about time:
A man who dares waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
We always hear from people saying “life is too short, Live it to the fullest.” I agree, but life could be very long. Because having what you want for hundreds of years wouldn’t have the same psychological effect as opposed to having no financial power for a week. But most minor financial suffering confronts people due to how their time was managed.
We live in a world that individuals need to sell their time for wages. How do you manage your time to cope with your own personal development other than signing your life for someone’s job forever?
You need to manage your time accumulate wealth through employment and be your own boss after.
That can happen when you manage your time well. Because someone who also had and still has 24 hrs in a day did it so you can also do it.