Last time we began looking at the importance of time. Our lives is a sum total of the time we live. Every day we are each allotted twenty four hours and our lives is the total amount of time we have spent on the earth. Time is indeed the most precious commodity on the earth. We can divide time into yesterday, today and tomorrow or past, present and future.
The present is where we live now – the now zone of our lives. The now zone is the time to gather and set the building blocks of our future. A good and glorious future doesn’t just come; it comes with executing a conscious plan. It demands maximizing our life one day at a time.
C.S. Lewis said “we have trained them (men) to think of the future as a promised land which only the favoured attain, not as something which every one reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.”
What we do today will determine what we will become tomorrow. Today is the most important day of our lives so, we need to take it seriously. We must have a right attitude especially when it seems today is rough and tough.
“Keep a good attitude and do the right thing even when it’s hard. When you do that, you are passing the test. And God promises you your marked moments are on their way.” Joel Osteen
It is very easy to waste time engaging in things which do not add value to our lives so we need to constantly do an audit of how we spend our time. We need to be conscious in spending time wisely. We need to daily review our goals to ensure all our activities are geared towards their accomplishment.
Time not allocated will be spent in trivial things so we need to have a daily to-do-list. Prioritize every item according to way it is to be accomplished and try to stick with it. Our to-do-list must be flexible bearing in mind what is urgent, important and routine.
Procrastination, they say, is the thief of time so we must not give room for the thief to steal our time. We must avoid procrastination. We must do what ought to be done at the right time.
“Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that day which must be done whether you like it or not. Being forced to work and forced to do your best will breed in you a hundred virtues which the idle will never know”. Charles Kinsley
We must put plans in place to avoid distraction from our daily goals, for example, you can decide to only see visitors in your office after 12noon so you can use your morning hours to execute your most important and urgent goals.
We must cultivate the habit of reviewing how we spend our time. Reviewing our time will make us better stewards of time.
“Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people), making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5.15-16
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