Time is life. To waste your time is to waste your life, but to master your time is to master your life and make the most of it. – Alan Lakein
There is no such thing as lack of time. We all have plenty of time to do everything we really want to do. If you believe you are too busy to get things done, keep in mind there are people who are busier than you, who manage to get more done that you do. They don’t have more time that you do. They just use their time to their best advantage. When all is said and done there is nothing more important in your life than time.
Time use is a highly personal, individual matter of choice, you must choose what works for you. Your time is limited but your imagination is not. Most people in a few moments of daydreaming can come up with enough things to do to keep them busy for weeks. There are also the things that you are required to do. Tomorrow there will be things to do. The choices are often complex and difficult.
Some demands by others should be accepted graciously. When something is important to someone you care about, even if it is not important to you, remind yourself that you are living interdependently in the world, which means sharing your time. Situations in which you feel other people are making your decisions are not uncommon. A parent, child, spouse, or friend, may seem to have as much say about how you spend your time as you do – and sometimes more. The fact, however, is otherwise. You make the decision to allow others to tell you how to spend your time. Others can only recommend things for you to do. The decision is yours.
Your time use is the result of hundreds of thousands of big and little choices made each year, month, day, minute. Some ways you make decisions are habits, demands of others, escapism, spur of the moment, default, and conscious decisions. There is no right or wrong ways to make your decisions. The answer is are you satisfied with the payoff of your decisions? If not, then changes should be considered. You can drift, dream or drown – the choice is yours.
Cite: How To Get Control of Your Time and Your Life by Alan Lakein