Stop Wasting Time

timeTime.

It flies when you are having fun, and drags when you’re chained to a cubicle.

But it’s always the same, every day, every week, every year.  It just keeps on going, and you keep on getting older.

Of all the things keeping you from your goals, wasting time is at the top of the list.  Time is more valuable than money.  So why squander it relentlessly?

Smack yourself in the face, and consider a few ways to improve your use of time:

  • Youth – If you read any major success story, such as How to Get Rich by Felix Dennis, you will learn that youth may be more valuable than anything.  If you are under 40, and still find yourself letting days go by without a passionate attempt to make something or be someone, you are squandering your greatest blessing.
  • Wake up early – There are 24 hours in a day.  If you sleep in and immediately waste 2-3 hours, consider a change.  Go to bed earlier, especially if you do not accomplish anything late at night.  Ditch the party your friends go to if you really have no reason to go.  Let them pay for it the next day.  You will be up kicking ass at 6 am.

Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.

Jerry Rice

  • Hangovers – The easiest way to waste the next day is to get wildly drunk the night before.  Sure, we all do this from time to time, as a celebration of life.  But if you keep doing it, you know the productivity of the next day is absolutely obliterated.
  • Surfing the net – A habit forming, soul sucking, time burning product of the digital age.  Stop clicking and clicking and looking for the next worthless article online that contributes nothing to your day.  Only read or visit something that adds value to your mission.  Facebook is the demise of many.
  • Turn off the idiot-box – Sure, there are a few well made shows on TV.  VERY FEW.  If you spend hours and hours watching shitty TV, suffering through commercial after commercial, you deserve to spend the rest of your life in mediocrity.
  • To-Do list – Get in the habit of making a list of things that you need to do that day, that week, and/or that month.  It’s easily one of the best ways to keep yourself focused on kicking ass and getting stuff done.

Before you know it, it will be one week since you read this page.  Then one month, then one year.

Time is always the same – it heals all, and makes an enemy of the mirror.

How will you spend it today?

6 Comments



  1. Great post. Its important that people know the value of time because its something we have no control over once its gone.

    Reply



  2. what’s your to-do list approach? paper, computer app, phone app?

    Reply

    1. Started with paper. Then moved on to the built in Gmail checklist, and am now experimenting with Evernote.

      Evernote is decent but it’s not as customizable as I would like (free version), and their checklist feature isn’t separated from their notes feature.

      I’m still new to it so I could be unaware of alternative ways but so far I feel it’s lacking overall.

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.