You are not free until you know how to manage your time. Progress doesn’t happen overnight. It happens when you know how to manage your time.
Time is precious. Don’t waste it on things that are irrelevant to your dreams. Manage your time well. If you know how to manage your time, you will know how to live your life. Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, “Time lost is time when we have not lived a full human life, time unenriched by experiences, creative endeavor, enjoyment, and suffering.” So if you want to live a full human life, you must manage your time well. Because time is your life. If you waste it, you waste your life.
“Time is too short for those who rejoice.”- Henry Van Dyke
Live your time. Your time is important. Use your time to get yourself to where you want to be. Use your time to change other people’s lives. Use your time to love, to create new things, to change what you don’t like about yourself. Don’t use your time to bring other people down. Don’t use your time to watch TV. Use it to live, to give thanks to God, to reach out to your friends, to read, to draw, to design, to make the world a better place.
Time is important. Use your time to live your own life. Use your time to create yourself, to reinvent yourself. Steve Jobs once said, “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” We are not going to be here forever. But while we are still here, let us not waste our lives. Let us live our lives.
“Stillness is the first requirement for manifesting your desires, because in stillness lies your connection to the field of pure potentiality that can orchestrate an infinity of details for you. … Stillness alone is the potentiality for creativity; movement alone is creativity restricted to a certain aspect of its expression. But the combination of movement and stillness enables you to unleash your creativity in all directions- wherever the power of your attention takes you.”- The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide To The Fulfillment of Your Dreams
The most powerful forms of giving are non-material
“In fact, the most powerful forms of giving are non-material. The gifts of caring, attention, affection, appreciation, and love are some of the most precious gifts you can give, and they don’t cost you anything.”-The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide To The Fulfillment of Your Dreams
When you make any choice
“When you make any choice- any choice at all- you can ask yourself two things: First of all, ‘What are the consequences of this choice that I’m making?’ In your heart you will immediately know what these are. Secondly, ‘Will this choice that I’m making now bring happiness to me and to those around me?’ If the answer is yes, then go ahead with that choice. If the answer is no, if that choice brings distress either to you or to those around you, then don’t make that choice.”- The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide To The Fulfillment of Your Dreams