Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The Value of Time


7months ago, I jumped in feet first and joined the group of business owners of the world. And one of the positive experiences from those last 7 months, is my appreciation for the value of time.

If you haven't figured it out yet - time is definitely a beautiful commodity. What you do with it, shapes (in so many ways) what your life looks like. And yet, while almost every one of us wishes for more time, we misuse the very time that we already have.


One word - procrastination.

Although most people don't intend to procrastinate, most people don't hesitate to admit that procrastination is a problem for them. And if it is a problem for most people, it is a problem for most organizations. Putting things off means that precious time is lost. And as I always say, "time wasted is time lost" and the big idea on time is that once it's lost, it can never be regained.

This does not mean that every minute of your day, week or month needs to be scheduled. You can still be spontaneous and seek adventure but if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. In fact, usually the people who have the most time for fun are those who know how to plan and then maximize their time well. On the reverse side, those who leave life to chance and make no time to set schedules, articulate goals and follow plans, are those that feel overwhelmed and stressed the most.

Therefore,

reduce your stress by maxmizing your time - success will follow.

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