The statesman Benjamin Franklin once said, ‘Time lost is never found again’. He also said, ‘Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.’
Our lives can be understood as a series of moments within a specific time period. It is possible to remake a fortune that has been lost, and yet it is not possible to make back even a second of time.
The ancient philosopher Theophrastus asserted that, ‘Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.’
The writer Earl Nightingale disagreed in the sense that it is not possible to manage time, but it is possible to manage activities within a period of time, therefore these points will highlight the ways to make the most of every day.
Get up early
Henry Ward Beecher called the first hour the ‘rudder of the day’ and shapes the direction of activities for the rest of the day.
It is important to maximize the time that a person can perform successful tasks each day. It can be extremely difficult to cultivate new habits, and it would typically be a month for a new habit to become engrained. Things that are hard to do often become easier with time, and things that are easy to do often become harder with time.
The most successful people in the world and the most unproductive both have the same 24 hours in a day to function.
To highlight the point I am reminded of something that I heard from Jim Rohn and he stated, ‘There are two types of pain you will go through in life, the pain of discipline and the pain of regret. Discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tonnes’
Depending on your industry or field of expertise then the places that you find inspiration will differ. So it is important to know your own values, drives and motives.
Some can find inspiration from magazines, blogs, TV, websites, groups, networks, and so on, and it is important to find a way to be able to collect and capture the information in a cohesive way.
Spend time with creative people
Creative is not just limited to artists or musicians, but it can be anyone that helps you to feel inspired with new ideas and ways of thinking. Sometimes an enemy can be someone that inspires you, or even a competitor.
Sometimes the people that improve us the most are those that we like the least.
In the beginning of the dialogue by Plato called ‘The Republic’, Socrates begins by going down to the Piraeus which was the port in Athens that attracted the undesirable people, but also enabled new ideas and inspiration into the city of Athens.
This also means that we do not necessarily need to be in the presence of someone in order to be inspired, it could be listening to them speak or reading their work. The important thing to remember is that the right way is always the way that will deliver the results that you want.
The important thing to know whether you have had a productive day will be the results that you have achieved.
Not all results are always tangible in the sense that you will need a specific number of pages written or something comparable. Productivity is always in relation to your goals and ideals, and whatever they are then the measure will be in relation to those benchmarks and not anything else.
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