We all are aware of the importance of efficient time management. However, in this blog I’m not going to list down the consequences of a bad time management. Take this like a revelation for all those Procrastinators out there.
Imagine you have a bank account that gets a deposit of $86,000 each morning. How wonderful! Isn’t it? But there is no carry over allowed from one day to another. You are not allowed to keep cash balances and every night the unused money gets cancelled out automatically. And the cycle repeats every day.
What would you do? Simple! You would withdraw every single penny each day. That is so obvious, right? To your surprise, we all have such a bank account. It’s name is TIME. Each morning, we are credited with 86,400 seconds. Every night all the seconds that we failed to use wisely get lost. No balance is carried over from day to day. No overdraft is allowed so we cannot borrow against ourselves or use more than what we have.
Each day, the account starts afresh. If you fail to use the day’s deposits, it’s your loss and you can’t appeal to get it back. There is never any borrowing time. You can’t take a loan out on your time or against someone else’s. The time you have is the time you have and that is that.
Time management is completely up to us, just like it’s the case with money. We decide how we want to spend it and nobody else.
As they say, “Lost wealth can be regained by hard work. Lost knowledge may be regained by dedicated study. But lost time is lost forever.”
Time management is actually an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control and management. The clock keeps ticking regardless of how we manage our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have. Prioritize your tasks well. You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage to pleasantly, smilingly, unapologetically say ‘NO’ to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger ‘YES’ burning inside. The enemy of the ‘BEST’ is usually the ‘GOOD’.
So, prioritize the ‘BEST over the ‘GOOD’. Don’t just spend time, USE it! Time is the scarcest resource. Unless it is managed, nothing else can be managed. Keep these things in mind whenever you feel like procrastinating. Time flies to never return again.
Spend it wisely!