Have you ever noticed that when it comes to time, people tend to play some funny tricks on themselves? You put off something you have to do a task, a project, an errand not because youre physically unable to do it, but because, for whatever reason, you just dont feel like doing it right then. What youre really doing in a situation like that is valuing the present you over the future you.
In other words, you’re bargaining with time.
Successful people have a tremendous amount of RESPECT for time. They know that there’s gold to be mined from every moment of the day. They know that most people waste time, so the few who don’t always have a phenomenal advantage in life.
Most importantly, they know that a small investment of time each day — whether it’s spent in thought or action — can pay out huge dividends down the road. And because they value the person on the receiving end of the equation just as much as they value their current self, they don’t hesitate to make that investment.
Benjamin Franklin wrote, “Lost time is never found again.” Don’t lose time — especially to your own self. Instead, respect it, control it, and make it work for you.