There are many things in life that you can’t control, but the way you spend your time is not one of them.
As Gandalf said in The Lord of the Rings: “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.'”
The way you invest your time determines what you will achieve in life. If you work hard towards your most important goals and values, you will lead a successful and fulfilling life.
In order to make the most of your time and live the life of your dreams, you need to develop a good set of time management skills, and also change the way you think about it. You have to give up that old belief that states that time is a resource that’s out of your control. It’s true there are only 24 hours in a day, but you get to choose what to do with them, and fix your focus on what really matters.
What follows is the first of a series of weekly tips on how to effectively manage your time.
First and foremost: Align your actions with your core values
As silly as it might sound, we often need a friendly reminder that, in order to get to our destination, first we need to define where we are, and where we want to be.
If we decide to use our time to take a certain set of actions, it would really really help if such actions were in alignment with what truly matters to us –our core values- so in addition to accomplishing our goals, we get a sense of achievement and fulfillment by focusing on what would add the most value to our life.
When we focus on such an outcome, we get to develop the motivation and organization needed to meet those goals, and in the process, we become the kind of person who is worthy of that goal.
Next week we’ll talk about maximizing our results by using our time effectively.
Until then, stay strong!
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