From the topic above, you probably know what this piece is likely to be addressing. Well, its not a new thing really. You must have been told or you probably read about what the thief of time is. It’s not enough to read or be aware of it, it can only make a difference in your life if you implement measures to invest your time.
The Thief Of Time
Almost everyone knows that Procrastination is the thief of time. By procrastination, we mean the act of postponing your scheduled activities due to one reason or the other. For instance, you earlier planned to wash some clothes at a particular time but at the set time, you realized you are enjoying a particular TV show. Based on this, you reschedule washing your cloth to some time later. That’s what procrastination is.
It’s most likely that each of us procrastinated at one time or the other. Even if you are denying this fact, I am certain you’ve have had to turn off the alarm in the morning at some point because you were enjoying the sleep. That’s procrastination anyway. How about your school assignment? It usually start with there is time. I can do it later. Until when you finally have no time.
If you think about those times you ever had to procrastinate, you will find out that time were wasted. The moment the allotted time for an activity passes, you have to use a different time to fulfill that same purpose. If you allow this to play out to often, you will eventually have lots of things undone. Such a life may find it hard to be successful.
The Unit Of Life
Some years back, I discovered that the unit of life is time. This discovery helped me to managed my time both effectively and efficiently. I realized that when I share minutes of my time with someone, I am actually sharing a part of my life with that person. So this helped me to cut off unnecessary meeting or gathering because I wasn’t ready to waste my life. The equation is very simple, what you do with your time is what you are doing with your life.
It’s time to do critical analysis of your time. What do you do with your time? If you spend the bulk of your time fighting, gossiping etc, that’s what you are living for. It’s time to think straight. Why are you always procrastinating? If the scheduled activities is not worth doing, why set it as an agenda. Fight procrastination with all your strength because its wasting your time and life. If you keep losing your time to procrastination, you will wake up one day to realize you have lost your life to it. Think about it!