Time Is…

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Photo by Eugene Shelestov

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.

You Cannot Do Everything,But You Can Do Something To Change Yourself

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Photo by Ketut Subiyanto

We are human beings. We can’t do everything, but we can do something to change our lives. If want change, do what you can do to change yourself.

It is not going to be easy. Change is not always easy. It is scary. But if you know why you are doing it, you will enjoy the process. When it comes to change, my friends, don’t focus on what you are going through, focus on what you are becoming. Do not miss the opportunity to change your life. Everything has a price to pay to get it. For example, if you want milk from your local store, do you just go there and pick it up? No. You can’t leave without paying for it. Nothing is free. You must pay the price to get what you want.

And you can’t get what you want without doing the right thing. You must do the right thing to get the right thing. If you do the right thing, you will get the right thing. If you do the wrong thing, you will get the wrong thing. According to Virgil, “We cannot all do everything.” That is true. But we can do something to change our lives. We don’t need to do everything to change our lives. We just need to do something that we haven’t done before. Because as the saying goes, “If you want to change your life, you must do things differently.” Because you will never get a different result if you don’t change what you are doing. Don’t be scared. If what you are doing is not working for you, don’t waste your time, change it. If you don’t change it, it will change you forever.

Don’t worry yourself about changing everything. You can’t. But you can change something. You can’t focus on everything, but you can focus on something. Something is what you need to focus on, not everything. You can’t do everything. You can do something. Instead of trying to do everything, why not focus on doing one thing very well?