There is no question that time is our single greatest asset, and when invested wisely it can reap more benefits than you could ever imagine. Time is the great equalizer.
What are you doing with it?
“Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money but you cannot get more time.”
Time also evens the score. It levels the playing field.
Each day, we have the same amount of time that Bill Gates has, that Thomas Edison had, or anyone else who has had great success in their life.
Are you investing your time wisely?
I’m sure that you’ve heard the expression “So much to do, so little time” haven’t you? Well I feel that it’s should be “so much time, so little we do with it.”
Let’s look at this example:
If you spend one hour per day on:
• Yo-ville/Mafia Wars etc
• The Internet
That is seven full hours per week. Now that doesn’t sound like much does it? But that’s approximately 30 hours in one month, or about 360 hours in a year. That’s FIFTEEN full 24 hour days of time basically wasted, resulting in over two full weeks of our precious lives gone every year, never to return or yield a return. And I’m referring specifically to those times that we aren’t contributing something that’s beneficial or gaining knowledge during that one hour (or more) per day, because in that case, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing. What do we gain? Zero.
I hear many people say “I just don’t have the time” when actually, most people just aren’t making the time.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m all for good entertainment, recreation and a little R & R, but not an overload of it to the point where you stagnate, especially when something educational, empowering or inspiring will bring a greater end result and ultimately greater pleasure and reward.
This is only based on the opportunity of tapping into just one hour per day, but did you know that statistically the average American watches 4 hours of TV per day and, whether at work or at home, they average just under two hours per day on the internet.
Could this be why the average American is well . . . average?
What else can you do with that seven hours a week that would make your life more prosperous and rewarding? You can do one (or several) of the following.
• Call friends or family you haven’t spoke to
• Read (increased learning is tied to increased earning)
• Learn a foreign language
• Do yoga
• Take cooking lessons
• Mentor someone
• Start a new venture
• Bake cookies from scratch
• Write out your goals and start to achieve them
• Start writing a book (just one page a day is 365 pages in one year)
• Keep a journal
• Start a garden
• Make your dreams a reality!
Just think of the possibilities. Whether it’s in sales, business or life in general, what would that one extra hour do for you? You could be more efficient, earn more money, get organized, have better relationships and ultimately feel better about yourself but only if you invest your time into those things that bring a long-term reward, rather than an immediate gratification that fades and is most often forgotten.
Spend a few days tracking your time, see what you’re doing and when you’re doing it. If you can’t find 60 minutes in any given day, can you wake up 1/2 hour earlier and go to sleep 1/2 hour later? Your body will adjust so forget the excuse of “I don’t sleep enough as it is!” and you could always sleep late on the 7th day, the day of rest if you so choose.
Do not wait until tomorrow, do not accept excuses, the time to start is . . .
“We don’t have an eternity to realize our dreams, only the time we are here. ”
Rock Star Life Coach & Sales Trainer