Updated: Jan 3, 2020
You have the best of intentions when you wake up each morning.
You have plenty you want to get done, but somehow each item on your list manages to slip away from you.
Are there not enough hours in the day?
Were you overly ambitious and asking too much of yourself?
My guess, it’s probably something a little more fundamental, time.
Not, 'managing your time better' per se, but rather your deep lying appreciation for it.
Life, if nothing else, is made up of time – wasting away time, is essentially wasting away your life.
It’s your most valuable resource, but rarely do we treat it as such.
Sure, you don’t deliberately intend to waste your time, but that’s exactly the point, by not intending anything, you essentially surrender.
By not choosing, others are left to choose for you.
Robbing you of your time, your focus and your attention.
It’s no wonder we sometimes feel busy, but unproductive, running around aimlessly getting nothing done.
It may not seem like much, but losing 5 minutes here and 10 minutes there, all adds up.
It’s like having a hole in your pocket, and a hundred dollars in coins.
A few dollars slip out here and there.
It doesn’t seem like a big deal, until you get to the store and find yourself a few dollars short.
Time works the same way, you need to budget it.
You get a finite amount of it, but the beautiful thing is, you get to decide how you spend it.
It’s more valuable than gold, so learn to guard it.
If you don't, it’s akin to having money just laying around, instead of keeping it in the safe.
If you constantly find yourself falling short on time, then you may want to tighten up your budget a little.
Sew up that hole in your pocket and start investing wisely.
You’ll find the same 'compounding interest' effect holds true for both time and money well spent.