Make time for what is important

I am using my free time right now, to sit down and write to you. I was scheduled to go to see a movie, but preferred to do this instead. It is important to me to keep up with writing as I have set a goal of writing at least one post each week. It has been said that your success is always tied to the success of others. Always look for ways to provide useful service for other people and you will reap a wonderful harvest.

I feel it is important to write to you, with the goal being that you find at least one big idea that helps you on your journey through life. If I can make even a small difference for you, then all the time spent writing to you will be worth it. In fact, if I can make a difference for even one person, then that is a wonderful thing! It is important to me to keep up with my writing since it provides meaning in my life, so making time for it is easy. In fact, I am working on editing a few posts this morning and I started doing so at about 6 am. The truth is that I am by no means a morning person, but it feels wonderful to write to you as the sun is rising, because it is important to me.

If you think about it, students who fail to make time to do what is important, such as homework, are choosing to waste time on things that are unimportant. There are 168 hours in every week, and everyone gets the same amount of time. Plan ahead of time, how many of those hours you will set aside for important things. Whatever is left over after eating, sleeping and taking care of important things, you can then use for fun things. Most people fail to plan ahead, so they never take care of the things that really matter.

In order to be in the top ten percent of people in terms of fitness probably just takes about two hours out of the 168 you have available each week, used for exercise. Most people fail to set aside these two hours, which is perhaps what makes it so easy for you and I to be in the top ten percent! Similarly, I feel as though being near the top of your class depends on setting aside an appropriate number of hours for work every week. Success really is simple but not easy, because you need discipline to stick to your plan. Never waste a moment coming up with an excuse, but instead use that time to take action to do something important.

Do you really care about your success? How will you demonstrate this by planning ahead for how you will use your time? What will you do so that you stick to your plan?

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