An unknown author eloquently describes the use of time in a profound way in the below unnamed quote.
The utilization of time has been on my mind lately, as I prepare to lead a group of individuals through a five week course on time management.
I have been fascinated with time since I was a kid. I remember getting up early to play with my toys and living out a full day being a child.
Planning my day the night before of what I wanted to do, where I wanted to go was instilled in me.
It’s interesting that time is the only resource, you do not get MORE of AND it’s something that you lose every day.
This is a different post as I wanted to comment on a quote I found which frames up time and the desire to use it.
The Unnamed Quote
This is the beginning of a new day.
God has given me this day to use as I will.
I can waste it or use it for good.
What I do today is important, because
I am exchanging a day of my life for it.
When tomorrow comes,
this day will be gone forever,
leaving in its place something
that I have traded for it.
I want it to be gain, not loss;
good not evil; success not failure;
in order that I shall not regret
the price I paid for it.
Choices – you love choices, who doesn’t?
Every morning, when your feet hit the floor your will directs you.
You make choices which then drive your actions throughout the day. The unknown author starts by telling the you, that God has given you this day to use as you will.
- How will you use your day?
- Will you others to control your agenda?
- Will you tell yourself tomorrow, I will start?
- How are you using your day right now?
When you purchase something you are exchanging money for something in return, it could be for a service or product. You probably have never thought of how you use your day as exchanging a day of your life. Allow that to seep into your mind.
The exchange is made daily and you get to decide if that transaction was worth it.
Desire Of The Unknown Author
I love what Paul J. Meyer states about desire in an article entitled, Increase Your Desire To Succeed, he said “Desire is the burning internal quality that pushes you to produce.”
The author states the daily desire is to “gain, not loss; good not evil; success not failure”.
Once your feet hit the floor you direct the amount of desire. What level of desire will have you each day?
Have you ever taken time at the end of your day to reflect on how you truly used the day you were given?
If you haven’t, start tonight and journal on paper or in a book and be honest with yourself.
The unknown author starts out the quote with, “This is the beginning of a new day.” A new day, which means you can change, alter and adjust from the prior day and can use this day to make it better than the last day.
However, you can have good intentions and it is with action, you can ensure you are properly exchanging a day of life for it.
I shared a powerful video with my online time management group last night and I encourage you to watch this video entitled- Stop Killing Time.
Realize you do have the ability to utilize this day, which is a blessing to have. Live it and become aware, time is the one resource you will never be able to make more of.
PS: Read a past article on time entitled : If Time Could Talk What Would It Tell You?