What does it mean to be alive? What does it mean to you to truly experience life? To have a life that's fulfilling, exciting, and successful, you must do more!
Unfortunately, people are always procrastinating and putting off their lives for another day.
"I'll do it tomorrow."
"I'll go next year."
"I don't have time right now."
I believe that's the most significant mistake people make in life. Thinking that they have time, life is not as long as you perceive it be. One minute you're young riding your bike through some trails, next, you're graduating college and looking for that dream job, and then you see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Then all the promises you made to yourself about pursuing your dreams, finding love, creating a family, changing bad habits, traveling the world, and finding your true self sits before you empty and unfulfilled.
Time is a treasure that needs to be utilized daily to get the most out of it. Time is abundant, but you have to work for your share of it. You have to be precise, diligent, and adaptable when plans don't go as expected.
It is the most valuable thing in life when you stop taking it for granted; you will realize this.
Making Time is Like Making Money
If you were to make time the way you try to make money, what would you do?
You would realize you have more time than you give yourself credit for.
I have had people tell me they don't' have time to exercise, time to take a class, to write, or to do anything extra because they work too much. Maybe, in some cases, that's the truth, but in all reality, it's just poor planning, time management, and a way to take the easy road in their lives of going through the motions of a routine that makes them miserable in the long run.
Making time is just like making money; you have to work for it. You have to show up, it's not just going to fall into your lap, and you'll be able to go out and purchase a new yacht.
Time is a strange thing. It's continually moving forward; it never stops, never takes a break, and never waits for anyone. This is why it is so essential to be constant in your pursuits, always moving forward, and always practicing gratitude.
You could sit in a chair waiting for time to train for a marathon, to go for a hike, to spend more time with your family, but that's not how it works. You have to be working on the plan!
5 Steps to Manage Your Time and Accomplish More
Take these steps to transform your daily routine into an organized and fulfilling way of life.
Purchase a Planner - Go out and purchase a planner to keep your life organized from appointments, to work, to leisure activities, to workout sessions, and other things you want to do.
Write Down Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Goals - Writing down goals gives you the essence of accountability and ensures that you accomplish them. Everything in your planner is a goal to be achieved!
When Plans Fail, Adapt - When you miss an appointment, falter on a daily or weekly goal, replan and write it down again!
Be Persistent, Be Disciplined - Be persistent in your planning every day, be disciplined in the pursuit of those plans and goals.
Show Up - Show up every day ready to conquer the day with plans and goals you have made!
A Man Who Thought He Had Time
The rain was falling like a sea from the sky and smelled of ash and soot. The man stood in silence, staring into the woods, wondering how life had got away from him. Thinking about all of the things he wanted to do but never did, of all the places he would visit but never made it.
Mostly, he thought of her and how he had missed so much.
He remembered her and how he waited too long to find her. He could hear her laughter, her cries, and even her voice, but they were becoming faint. He hadn't seen her in so long. He asked himself what she looked like, what she must sound like, what kind of person she had become, or would become.
The man looked away from the woods, then began to walk again.
I was lost for so long. Where did the time go?
The man was looking for her; he knew that she was gone and that he would probably never be able to explain why they were ever apart.
For ten years, he thought about her, missed her, but always put off looking for her. Now he searches for her memories, the ones that keep trying to fade away. It's all that he has left of her.
Can you think of a situation in which you felt that you had the time?