Most of us probably overspend during the Holidays Season. Thanks to plastic money, we realize this at the end of the month when we receive our credit card statement.

So what do we do? We start paying the balance and we slow down with our spending habits for a couple of months. If possible, we try to increase our personal income. If not, we take more time and try to learn the lesson for next time.

This is quite easy to undertand when it comes to money. Not so easy to put in practice…

So like I said in the title: Don’t be afraid of your credit card statement!

Fear this instead… It is more dangerous in my opinion.

The way in which we manage our time is very similar to the way we manage our finances. And this is not good for many of us. Money slips through our fingers the way time flees from our lives. The difference, however, is that with time we can only make withdrawals, we cannot make deposits. Each one of us is given exactly 1440 minutes (24 hours) everyday.

At midnight tonight, these minutes are gone forever… and there is no way to create more minutes.

We can always make more money, we cannot make more time.

What will you do in 2011 to avoid wasting these precious minutes?

What will you do to protect your most valuable currency?

 

 

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Many of us spend and waste a lot of time thinking that things will be better WHEN we lose weight, get promoted, move into a nicer place, make more money, get married, have children, get out of debt, have more free time, get the kids out of the house, retire, recover from a specific injury, illness, or whatever else it is we think needs to change in order for us to be happy.

Life is not “WHEN” ; it is TODAY.

Stephen Lafond

“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.”

Auguste Rodin

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This quote from Auguste Rodin was sent to me from a good friend. I really like this quote because it says;

Nothing is a waste of time… if … which implies that we can learn from good and bad things happening to us,

if and only if we use the experience wisely.

I know it is easier said than done.

Do you experience wisely what is happening to you?

“Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.”

Denis Waitley

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What do most people get out of criticizing others? I simply can’t understand that.

Sometimes, I still find myself doing it . I hate it when I do this.

What a waste of time. Live and let live.

Do you often “catch” yourself criticizing others?

Shouldn’t we learn to appreciate others?

What do we get out of it ?

“It is not that we have a short life to live but we waste a lot of it”

Seneca

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Sometimes we waste our time because we don’t have much control over what is happening to us. In this case, there’s not much we can do about it.

At other times we waste our time because we lack a definite purpose in our lives.
This we can do something about. We must take the time to ask ourselves the important questions, the ones that concern only us.

It may look like a waste of time at first, but in the long run, it will save us time.

Benjamin Franklin used to ask himself these important questions every night before he went to sleep.

What did I do wrong today?
What did I do right ?
What can I improve tomorrow?

Apparently, he did this for most of his life.

If you want to learn more about this, I recommend that you read his autobiography. It will make you realize that even if he had lived more than 250 years ago, he was facing similar challenges like the ones we have to deal with today.

Great weekend to all of you!

I’m astonished how so many people in so many fields of activity and from different backgrounds are wasting so much time. Think of all the kids who are wasting too much time on video games instead of learning practical and useful skills. Think of all the adults who are wasting too much time watching television or surfing aimlessly on the Web. Think of all the people of all ages wasting time on the phone or chatting on the net. What a waste of resources. Of course, we need to relax once in a while and it is good sometimes to do some mindless activities. But how much is too much?

 

What do you think ?