Joseph Iregbu

Purpose Guy

Don’t Waste Your Gift of Time

“Tomorrow: A mystical land where 99% of all productivity, motivation and achievement is stored” — anon.

Over the weekend, I spoke to a group of students and youths in Liverpool about the essence of time management, taking insight from the quote above.


The gift of time

My friend, Gori Olusina Daniel taught me that:

The only difference between you and greatness is… TIME.

Time is a precious gift and your use of this gift can single-handedly determine the outcome of your life. The problem though is that too many people with awesome ideas and lots of passion fail to appreciate and master their gift of time.

Time management doesn’t happen; it’s something we act on repeatedly. Mastering time takes time.

As I gazed across the room of youngsters, you couldn’t deny the presence of ambition. But ambition is not enough. Without discipline on the use of time, we will make wrong decisions which will derail any lofty ambition.

Don’t waste your gift of time

William Penn aptly said:

“Time is what we want most but what we use worst”

If we don’t value time, abuse is inevitable. How do you spend your time? You have 24 hours in a day; the same as anybody else in the world. Don’t waste a second of it. It’s a gift.

One of the greatest good you can do yourself is to cut out time-wasting activities and sources from your life. And that takes some soul searching and ruthless sincerity on your part.

Your time is precious. Your time is limited. Your time is a gift. Don’t waste it.

Image courtesy of uditha wickramanayaka | Flickr

About Joseph Iregbu

From a homeless, near-school-dropout to living a story worth telling. Purpose is my passion. What's your story?

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