Monday, July 22, 2013

Time: Be on time, begin early and manage time wisely

“We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.” ~ Nelson Mandela

To become more success in any area of life there are three aspects of time that one should consider:  (1) be on time, (2) begin early and (3) manage time wisely.

Be on time

A golden rule of being on time is usually disregarded for various reasons; however, being on time reflects positively on the person and lets others know that you mean business. Regardless of the event e.g. a church meeting, child’s sports game or meeting with a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, we should all be on time. If other people are on time for a meeting, you must decide to be on time as well. This speaks to one’s character because it shows that regardless of the event and the person being met, other people’s times are just as valuable as your own.  Also, it makes a great statement about you as a person.

Get started early in the day

Waking up earlier than needed is something that has plagued mankind due to longing for more sleep; however, it is essential to get up earlier than enough time to eat breakfast and rush kids to school. We need to set our mind to the things that we want to accomplish. This takes focusing on the things that we want to get accomplished throughout the week and day. More importantly, it takes more time to get things completed around our already busy lifestyle. But, this is the price in being more successful and following a purpose driven life.

Manage your time wisely

Often time, managing time is everyone’s biggest issue in life. Many may think being busy is the answer to the life. I totally disagree. I think it is important to prioritize and conquer. Don’t complete tasks because it is on the checklist. Complete tasks because they are important and you want to do them. These tasks must fit into the general theme of your life. And that theme needs to be a purpose driven one, not a simple happenstance. There is always time to do the right thing for yourself and others, no matter the cost. The cost of not doing the right things always out weighs the cost of doing the right thing. Being busy doesn’t mean that you are getting the right things done. Some times you have to be strategic with some of the things that you do throughout the day. You may want to do a lot of things; however, some things will contribute more to future success. 

~ Ronnie Rice

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