Ask anyone who has lost money, they’ll tell you it’s not a very rewarding experience. But time, we would all agree, is so much more valuable than money. Your life is not just measured in time, it is time. And when you waste time, you throw away part of your life.
Even worse, you can work and get your money back. But time lost is lost forever. And nothing has value outside of time. You can have the greatest home, the finest clothes, and all the wisdom in the world, but without the time to enjoy them, you have nothing.
And yet, we squander nothing as liberally as we squander time.
People who become rich have one thing in common, they rarely waste a penny. People who grow into formidable leaders, do much the same with their time. They seldom waste a minute.
In honor of the old adage, A Stitch in Time Saves Nine, here are nine simple and easy ways to make use of time you might be tempted to waste.
At the risk of sounding like a late-night, direct-response TV commercial, I urge you to act now! Time is running out! Take one of the above nine, time-optimizing actions in the next five minutes. Do one a day until doing so becomes a habit. Print the list and place it where you’ll see it every day. I promise you, doing so will make a big difference in your development as a leader. In no time!
As always, if you’d like to talk about making the most of your time or to learn more about our programs—including recommendations for delivery, rollout strategies, and pricing, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-608-0400.