Daily Insight | Time Part 2
“Time, there is nothing else you have as valuable for the wise use of your time will prove to make you a person of wisdom & understanding, which will bring positive results in every aspect of your life…” — Rick Cox.
Time is the most important asset any one of us will ever have. Time is what we all share equally, yet invest differently. Some spend their time while others invest their time. One thing is true however, that is we are all equal in having been given 24 hours in a day. We never know how many years we may have or how long we might live, but we do have the same amount of seconds in a minute, the same minutes in an hour and the same amount of hours in a day. It is how we invest these precious seconds, minutes and hours that makes the difference in what we will have at the end of the hour, day, week, month, year, or more importantly at the end of a life-time.
Most people are not aware nor do they recognize that time can either be spent, that is to say it can be used up with little or no result or it can be invested. Most don’t realize time can be used “to purchase” in the same manner as money. In fact, it is by far, much better. You can either spend your time watching TV; playing mindless games of all sorts; sleeping too much; playing too much; not bettering yourself; being pessimistic; being hateful, angry, and bitter, or you can invest it by reading the next book; studying to become better at your profession; learning to play a musical instrument; volunteering to help the less fortunate; having a heart full of love and forgiveness or being optimistic. The list could easily go on.
Watching too much TV will leave you broke and alone. Playing mindless games might fill your time, but will not fill your mouth, stomach or desires. Sleeping too much will buy you depression and bankruptcy. If you spend too much time playing and not enough working you will wind up without a job and broke. If you waste your time rather than studying to become better at your profession someone else will either get your job or get promoted over you.
In this same vein, having a heart full of hate and bitterness will only buy you a life full of loneliness and despair. It all depends on what it is YOU want to do with your life. How your life turns out is not someone else’s fault. You are the one given the time not your spouse, boss, friends, parents or your siblings, it is YOU. You are required to make the best use of the time you have been given. Unfortunately most do not realize how valuable time really is until they have none left or are given a set time to live.
Here is how I view and interpret Time. When you finally come to realize time can be used to reach your goals. When you finally come to realize it can be used to make your dreams come true. When you finally come to realize it can be used to purchase what you want, it is only then you will no longer allow any of those precious seconds, hours, days, weeks, months, years and even entire life-times to be wasted away doing nothing. The time will be used to help you grow into what it is you were destined to become.
Proverbs 23:23 speaks of buying the truth. It says, “Buy the truth and sell it not; also wisdom, instruction and understanding.” In Proverbs 4:5 & 7 it says to get wisdom and with all of your getting, get understanding. So, how do you get or how do you buy truth, wisdom and understanding? You buy them with the only thing we all have in common. You buy or purchase it with your time. That in essence means to give your time to finding (buying) wisdom and understanding. Learn to view your time like money for time is spendable or investable just like money. Time however, has much more value than money. Use it wisely and you will soon find yourself ahead of your colleagues and piers. You will soon find yourself in the positive column in most all aspects of life.
It is most important that you are careful not to spend your time doing mindless activities, which are neither profitable nor beneficial in helping you attain your goals and become what you are meant to be. When you begin to realize how valuable your time is you this will help you begin to make the right choices. It will help you stay committed to your goals. It will help you press on to the prize.
As a last thought the Bible speaks of other gods and not to follow them. When I think of other gods I think of things that have me wasting my time, that is to say I think of those things that will cause me to waste my life due to the fact I would wind up with nothing positive to show for all of my TIME here on earth. There are a minimum eight choices in a day:
1 – What time do you get up? Remember the early bird gets the worm!
2 – How do you spend your time when you are getting ready to go to work? Are you listening to something negative or positive, something that is mindless or encouraging and educational, something that depresses or motivates?
3 – What do you do when you drive to work? Are you listening to music or radio talk that is depressing and hateful or are you listening to that which is uplifting and will educate?
4 – What do you do during your lunch time or breaks? Do you sit around and gossip or do you spend time reading, studying and learning how to be better at your job?
5 – How do you spend your drive time home? Do you listen to a talk show person bashing everything and everyone while filling you with the same anger or will you listen to an educational CD that will help you grow and overcome the issues you face on a daily basis?
6 – How do you spend your time once you get home? Do you turn on the TV to hear all the bad news or do you invest your time working on yourself, your relationships and your home life?
7 – How do you spend time once the kids are asleep? Do you get wrapped up in soap opera TV, video games or are you getting to know your spouse or studying to become a better more valuable person?
8 – What time do you choose to go to bed? This choice makes a difference on how much time you can invest in self-development for a better future and more fulfilling life.
There are 8 minimum choices in a day, 56 in a week, 2,920 in a year and 116,800 MINIMUM choices in 40 years. These are all choices that affect the outcome of your life for they affect what you will have, where you will be and to what level you will be able to enjoy it. It is how you spend or invest your time that will make the difference in whether you tomorrows are a failure or success!
Best of LUCK as you
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