by Dr. Regina Campbell
“Time is a treasure on earth.” Lailah Gifty Akita
Time is a precious commodity that has been given to mankind. The way we spend our time is imperative to our success and future destiny. No one can manage your time for you. You have to value time and understand that it is a commodity and blessing from above. How is time a commodity? It is the one thing that keeps moving and never stops for you to figure out what you’re going to do? Time keeps ticking and as it is ticking then precious moments are passing you by. Why put off tomorrow what you can do today. This mantra simply is saying that you must value the present time and that tomorrow is not promised.
Time management is not about putting together a “to do” list and scratching off your accomplishments of those tasks. It is not about how you can get everything done in an efficient manner. Time management from a macro view is how you manage your time daily. What do you do with time? Who do you spend your time with? How long will you do something before you decide to do something else?
Time is a seed. Time as a seed is what you spend time doing today in your present state will determine your tomorrow (future). Look back over your life and the time you spent doing something is now your present. For example if you spent 4 years pursuing a degree and now you have a degree then the time you spent studying and matriculating through the university has led you to obtaining a degree. Likewise anything in your life now is a result of the time you spent which is a seed. Seed is planted and it will spring forth in a future state thus the way you spend your time now will determine your future state.
The question becomes are you spending your present time in a way that will yield you a harvest (goal) or desired outcome? Thus closely examine your life and assess where you put most of your time. Evaluate who you spend time with and how you spend your time. You are to live a life purposefully and deliberately being careful of how you spend your time. This is paramount. Thus I encourage you to set your mind to spend time wisely so that in the future you will be in a place that yielded you what you had as a desired outcome. If you want better health do you plant time (spend time working on your health); if you want to have a better relationship with your spouse or children spend the time building that relationship.
“Only spend time on the things that you value and know will bring you your desired future for you have wasted enough time with fruitless encounters and endeavors.” Regina D. Campbell