Are you familiar with the value? Are you utilizing every second for opportunities you don't see around you? Are you planning ahead or depressed at time wasted?
What age were you taught to break down your time in portions, how generous to be when spending it? Isn't it remarkable how others get upset as if your time is owed to them? Are they aware that we're individually allotted the same amount daily, 86,400 seconds to be exact? I wonder why the confusion or instant mindset to hold a grudge? Example, I have a family member who, do to some unfortunate circumstances has been granted an excessive amount of free time. He has asked me countless times for a favor that to him, may seem like nothing major but he doesn't take into account my time and how I manage it. You'd think I was the biggest asshole to walk the face of the earth the way I "miss" his phone calls but in retrospect viewing this on going situation from a different angle, I could easily justify that he is selfish for not comprehending that my time is limited and I'm still adjusting to how I manage that limited time.
I myself knew minimal pertaining to time management before attending my alma mater in Bangor, Maine. As many of us have came/come to learn the most free time we happen to earn is during our collegiate journey. Being transplanted in the middle of Maine, nicknamed "Vacationland," casually wasting my leisure time became a norm. The perception often was to enjoy every ounce of free time because the structured time for academics & athletics was draining. There's infinite beauty within the process of growth, and I admire my adjustments. I gained the wisdom of managing time as I went through my course selections, trying to dictate what circumstances or predicaments I felt comfortable placing myself in for an entire semester. I questioned my own judgement and even suggestions from confidants, whose insights I valued. Learning how to formulate a regiment tailored to efficiently utilizing & managing my time is a task that must constantly be adjusted in my opinion and going thru this transition at an early enough age was quintessential.
Currently I believe that I am doing a more than adequate job with managing my time. Coming up on my 2nd year post undergrad and beginning my journey within the corporate world shortly after, I've consistently adjusted my regiment to balance the toughest scale in life; business vs. pleasure. There is always room for improvement and with every new chapter that comes along in life one should constantly analyze the importance that each scenario has when falling into those two categories.
The message I want to clearly emphasize here to the youth and many of you that fall into correlation, value your time exactly how you value your income. Each of us are credited $86,400.00 daily to the most loyal & consistent bank account known, Time. Dwelling on time wasted is unhealthy, so capitalize moving forward on every second as if it is every cent you desire to see deposited into your checking account.
I challenge those of you viewing this post to share strategies, tactics, and best practices on how you have come to learn the value of time and how you manage your 86,400 seconds daily. Knowledge is power and the more we elaborate on essential subjects like time, the more likely we are able to strengthen our communities. Spread your insight like wildfire, and help those who may not have a reference!
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