Time.

Time is such a limited commodity. Have you noticed?

Everyday I rise and try to plan the calls I need to make, the houses to view, the things I need to learn, the things I want to do with  V, E and H.  Some days, it is overwhelming stuff.  How can I fit it all in?

I, like most people these days, am part of the microwave generation.  I want things to happen instantly.  I want to be the best at everything right now.  I do not want to take the time required to become great at what I do.  I expect results yesterday.  Now, when I stop to think of it, I know nothing good happens instantly.  Building anything worthwhile takes time, sometimes money and always commitment.  There is no easy fix unless you have the luck of the Irish and even they probably had to work at it a little.  I must admit however that I am convinced that Tloml is very blessed in that anything he puts his hand to, seems to prosper.  However, he does not think so and I know he puts a lot of effort in; he just does not talk about it as much as I do!!! So it seems like success pops out of nowhere for him!

The thing about time is that it is soooo valuable because it is the one thing I cannot replace.  If I lose a lot of money, I can get it back as long as I am alive and healthy but time, once spent, is gone forever.  I have spent a lot of time in the past trying to save money but have ended up loosing time and in some cases, both time and money.  I am now convinced that I got it the wrong way round – I should be trying to save time.  I am still trying to figure out how this will play out on this journey but I am determined to try as much as possible not to get caught up in activities that either I can pay someone else to do or activities that are just a waste of time and a source of procrastination.  One way I am doing this is by learning to record how much time I am spending on different activities each day and then possibly at the end of the week, assess what I have accomplished and check if it was a worthwhile use of my time.  I am beginning to realise that sometimes, it is better to spend the money to avoid some of the time-wasting activities I get up to.

For me this also includes investing in training, books, audio programs to hear how people who have gone before me, did it.  The only negative to this, is that my microwave brain forgets that yes, they may write the book in 500 pages but it did take them time to actually gain that knowledge.  So then I feel like I am not gaining ground fast enough when really I am digging the foundations and only when these are built, will I be able to take off and start building above the ground.

Whatever I say, I still want it to happen yesterday!!!!! 🙂

Time is the coin of your life.  It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent.  Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. 

Carl Sandburg

 

 

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