Every person gets the same amount of minutes to use every day. To be exact, there are 1440 minutes in every day and many of us don’t maximize each moment; we waste them, which results in diminishing our destiny.
Here are the 3 ways many people (including myself) waste time:
Being Angry or Worried: Neither being angry or worried about anything ever changes the situation; it prolongs it and stops you from doing what you need to do to deal with the situation. Result: Waste of time and diminished destiny!
Being Lazy: I’m not referring to choosing to stop what you’re doing and relax, be quiet, reflect, or be peaceful. I’m talking about procrastinating what you need to do by flicking through the TV or surfing the net. (You know when you have chosen that option when that still small voice inside yells, “Hey, you have some stuff to do!” Result: Waste of time and diminished destiny!
All Plan No Action: Making a plan of action is critical to manifesting your dreams and goals – but only if you take action. If you don’t act, you’re just procrastinating which is Latin for “Maybe, I’ll get to it later.” It’s like the old Proverb, “All talk doesn’t cook the rice.” Result: Waste of time and diminished destiny!
I know these 3 ways firsthand and stand “guilty as charged” for wasting time and not maximizing each precious moment that I have been given. And each day, I have to make a concerted effort to invest my time wisely. Notice I didn’t say “spend” my time; I said “invest.”
You see, you don’t spend time doing something that can help you live the life you want; you invest time. You’re investing in your destiny. You have to overcome the anger and worry, defeat the procrastination and act on your plan.
Take a look at what you need to do to manifest the destiny you desire. Make a list of the most important things you need to do and invest your time in working on these steps… and start right now! Maximize each moment so you don’t minimize your destiny.
“It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?”
- Henry David Thoreau
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