Time is the only true currency we have (the words ‘time’ and ‘spend’ are synonymous). It’s what separates those who are successful from those who aren’t. What we are today is the sum total of our life’s experiences. Who we are today is a result of what we have done with our time since birth or consciousness.
Growing up, our teachers would ask us “what will you be when you grow up?”. We’d give different answers. I met someone who said the answer should be “I don’t know what I will be, but I know what I want to be”. Interesting response. Is it possible to envision what you want to be and make it happen? I’d say yes, because some have been able to achieve that.
We often say we don’t know the future, but I say we can create our future. If our today is the sum total of our past decisions and what we have done with our time, it means our tomorrow ‘will be’ a creation of whatever it is we choose to do with our time from now on, every moment, every second.
I am 35, un-married, a Mechanical Engineer, an enthusiastic entrepreneur, a budding author. This time next year, if I have the opportunity to reflect on this write up, I’ll be 36 for sure, ………, ……….. The things I do with my time in the next 365 days will determine what will be in the gaps.
What do you do with your time? Have you come to the understanding that it’s whatever you do with your time now that determines what your future will be? Have you understood and embraced the concept of feeding your focus, managing your attractions and avoiding distractions?
Tips on how best to use your time: keep the company, only, of those who can add value to you and who you can add value to; read (a lot), but mostly read to learn; don’t spend much time in front of the TV; it rarely does add value to you.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do – Bruce Lee