of us know how to manage our time. It is pretty simple
really. What most of us miss are compelling reasons to
manage our time. We know the "how" but miss the "why."
Here are six foundational reasons I have that motivate
me to manage my time and myself properly.
is a matter of stewardship. I view my life as not my
own. I am merely a steward of it. I am given control
over it for some 70 years and I should make wise decisions
with it! This is a great sense of responsibility that
compels me to manage my time.
is a matter of Personal Fulfillment. When I get to the
end of my life I want to be able to feel a sense of
pride and satisfaction that I have lived well, helped
others, and achieved much. This drives me to not waste
time but to use it wisely.
is a matter of providing for and being responsible to
your friends and family. I owe some of my time - serious
amounts - to my friends and family. If I let myself
get out of control, they suffer the loss and that is
something I do not want for them. I manage myself and
my time so that I can give valuable portions of it to
those who matter most.
is a matter of accomplishment and purpose. I manage
myself and my time because I want to fulfill my mission
here. That is to use my abilities to enhance the lives
of others. If I don't manage myself, I hinder my ability
to accomplish what I want and to fulfill my purpose.
This drives me to manage right.
is a matter of self-control. This and number six
are closely aligned. One of the reasons I manage myself
closely is because I can! Imagine that. What separates
us from the animals is that we do not live by instinct,
but by self-control and choice.
is a matter of choice. See number five. I can choose
when and where I will spend my resources. That in and
of itself sounds like fun!
am sure you can come up with more reasons, and I would
encourage you to do so!
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