Every successful person I have come across or seen, all have one thing in common. They understand the language that average people do not. They know what it means to utilize their time well. They know the power of time and how well to manage it. They understand the importance of time and how utilizing it well has the power to change destinies. The thing about time is, there is enough and equal time for everyone. The same amount of time allotted to the rich is what’s given to the poor.
Yea, everyone has the same amount of time to do whatever one decides to do. The same twenty-four hours in a day is what’s given to all. The difference is, successful people already understand how to manage their time and make it seem as though they have more time given to them than others. They have their secrets and what they do daily to be ahead of others. This is very important.
In our next publication, we should be talking about time management. That is one very delicate and important topic that people seem to take for granted. A lot of people don’t understand that managing their time well can add a lot of value to their existence. From the day you were born to the time, you will exit the surface of the earth, I need you to understand this fact, time is the most important asset that you have. If you invest your time well, it will be beneficial to you and in the end, you will be happy you did.
Time is more important than money
We have a topic here on the blog that says time is not money. The reason for that write-up is to show that time is more important than money so when people equate time with money it reduces the value and importance of time.
I stated that money wasted can be regained but time wasted can never be regained.
The most important time you have in the world right now is now and as you are reading this you need to take into consideration that time never stops. No matter who you are, no one has the power to stop the movement of time. It keeps on moving for seconds, seeming slow but very fast. When did we enter 2021 that today we are already on the eleventh day of January? One thing you should know is by the time you close your eyes and open them again, you will discover that we are already in June and next is another year and the question will be, how did you spend your 2021?
I am sure that by the time I put that question to you of how you spent your 2020, you will have nothing to say. Oh, sorry, Covid19 may have been a perfect excuse to say that the year 2020 was not a good year but the thing is a lot of people even made more money in the year 2020 despite the challenges.
Let me make something clear right now, if you believe 2020 was not a good year so you couldn’t achieve anything in 2020, what if 2021 becomes worse than what 2020 was, that means it will be another wasted year for you. The bottom line is you need to learn how to manage your time and put it to good use for productivity. You need to be able to position yourself and your business for profit and to do this, it requires the skill of time management as we will discuss at a later date.
I saw one analysis online about time. It says we have 168 hours in a week. So you use 40 hours at work, 7 hours in the gym depending, let’s just say for those who go to the gym because i know that over eighty percent of Nigerians for example do not and then, you use 56 hours sleeping, you will still have at least 65 hours left in a week. So the question is what are you doing with the remaining time? If you check it well and try to account for your time you will discover that you are wasting a huge amount of your time.
Do people even sleep for 56 hours in a week? That’s 8 hours of sleep per day. People who want to be successful don’t. You see that’s the thing, successful people try to steal more time by taking some of the time they have to sleep. Some of them sleep for just 5 hours a day. Some even less while others probably sleep for 6 hours. Imagine what they can achieve with the 2 or 3 hours they had tapped from their sleeping time.
Average or unsuccessful people sleep their lives away.
Some of them do not wake up until it’s 8 am. By that time people who are serious and intentional about their lives, who woke up say 4 or 5 am would have done so much working and achieving their goals. This topic of time is very important that one should never take it for granted. It aches my heart that a lot of people take it for granted and that’s one of the many reasons why we have a lot of poor people and a few people who are rich on the globe.
Time is an asset. As a matter of reality, it is one of the greatest assets that God gave to every one of us, and time management is a rare skill that everyone should put in a lot of hard work to acquire.
If you understand the fact that your time is an asset and that time management is a skill, you will know how to invest your time properly and cultivate the habit of allocating your time to rewarding activities for your future gains.
Start today and try as you can to use your time for gainful activities, the thing is, you are the one who will reap the reward so if you do, it is a guarantee that you will feel a sense of fulfillment in your heart at the realization that you have wasted a good number of your existence on frivolous activities as time wasted can’t be regained but the good news is, no matter how much time you have wasted in the past if you decide now to do something about it, it is not too late for you to begin again.