Time Management Is For The Birds!

Time Management Is For The Birds!

We hear a lot being taught about the importance of “time management” or learning

how to manage your time more effectively.  Is it really true that one can really manage

time to get the most out of it?  My answer to this question is a resounding, “No!”.  Time as

I understand it stands neutral and changes for no man.  It does not cater to the whims

and wishes of mortal men.  We cannot pacify it to do our bidding.  It does not slow down,

nor does it ever speed up for our own pleasure.  We all share the same unit of time for

living:  Sixty seconds to a minute, sixty minutes to an hour, and twenty-four hours to a

complete day.

We all have 1,440 minutes to work with on a given day.

“Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound. The man who does not shrink from self-crucifixion can never fail to accomplish the object upon which his heart is set. This is true of earthly as of heavenly things. Even the man whose object is to acquire wealth must be prepared to make great personal sacrifices before he can accomplish his object; and how much more so he who would realize a strong and well-poised life.”
— James Allen

So, is it possible to “manage” time?  My answer is still, “NO”.

So then, what are you suggesting, you might ask?

Here’s what I’m trying to convey:

Time is neutral in that it can’t be manipulated.

However, you as a physical being CAN be.

Instead of trying to manage time and find yourself frustrated because you can’t.  Why

not rather resort to managing YOURSELF, or as I call it “self-manipulation”.

“Yourself”….now this is manageable.  Why?  Because you are not neutral.  You are alive

and can be given to change.  You are forever in a state of changing (you determine the

direction).  At any given time you can decide to do or not do.  You can decide to be

mediocre and average, or you can decide to be successful in whatever you decide to do.

So, instead of trying to race time so to speak in trying to get things done, begin today by

managing yourself.  Use yourself more effectively in the time allotted (1440 minutes a

day).  When you do this, you’ll find yourself less frustrated with time and more fulfilled

because in reality you are in competition not with time, but with “yourself”.  Change the

way you think, and you won’t be far from revolutionizing your life.

 

Sincerely,

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Self-Resolution

Abraham Lincoln once said, “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.”

What is the definition of resolution?

1. The state or quality of being resolute; firm determination: faced the situation with resolution.
2. A firm decision to do something: made a resolution to get more exercise.

b. A course of action determined or decided on: His resolution is to get up early.

Of all the personal traits to have personal resolution is one that is ranked up there where it needs to be if one is ever to accomplish anything in life.

You’ve heard the saying, “If you want something done right you’ll have to do it yourself.” Well, when it comes to wanting to be successful in any endeavor, I’m afraid this saying rings loudly true.

However, self-resolution or determination  is not something that people are born with.  I believe it is a learned behavior, and like any other behavior it can be mastered over time.

Begin to put this behavior into action one step at a time.  Be determined to get into physical shape by eating right and hitting the gym on a regular basis.

Begin a personal development regimen by reading books that build your mind instead of watching television or playing video games.

Begin watching your self-talk and be on guard when destructive thoughts of self- sabotage enter in and replace them with thoughts that are positive and constructive.

With practice all these can be developed over time.

Do it!  Because you can.

 

 

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