The biggest reason you can not manage your time. If you’ve ever wondered why you can’t manage your time well even though you have tried a lot of different time management methods? This is the reason you can’t succeed with time management methods, no matter how good they are: YOU DO NOT IMPORTANT TIME AS YOU THINK!
“We only act when we feel like we really want to change!”
Did you all hear this sentence ?! This quote works correctly in your time management case. How many hours a day do you spend on things that are useful to you or your future? How many hours a day do you spend to bring value to others, to the community? How many moments do you spend a day killing time? If you find time is important, you will never let the phrase “kill time” in your dictionary.
The truth is that, my friends, if you do not matter the time, you will not be able to manage it. So now let’s think about what time is so important?
First, you and I have to admit the fact: “The time of every person in the world is limited”. You can spend money to buy health but absolutely cannot use money to turn back time. No matter what you are doing, it will happen, time is still flowing, your source of life is slowly running out. If you don’t do what you need to do right now, when do you wait?
There is a very popular concept in the East and in Buddhism that is the “cycle of reincarnation”. You will have your afterlife after you die, you will live in loops from lifetime to lifetime. And this mindset is really dangerous if you don’t understand it well! The consequence of it is that you will live as if you will live forever with time, you are forever, if this life is not possible, the afterlife will do, your life will be stuck if you think like so. You will postpone, or you will use the time to trade for “it is okay without it”: sleep a few extra hours a day, watch Netflix without control, …
I want you to be well aware of the dangers of such thinking! Instead, I want you to think you’re carrying a BOMB.
“Wait! The bomb exploded slowly ?! Why do you have to pressure yourself like that ??”
Because the truth that you have to realize is your life is COUNTING! If you don’t start now until the time the bomb explodes, then everything is over!
Think in a straight line, your life is a straight line from A to B and no loop here will happen at all. You only have a little time to show and it’s running low, your gas tank is running out without any force to stop it.
An even more horrifying truth is: “YOU CAN’T KNOW EXACTLY WHEN YOU DEE”. It could be 50 years from now, 20 years from now, 5 years from now, months or even if unlucky it could happen in the next few days. I am not saying this to scare you, because only when you are aware that death can come to you at any time, you will not be able to be grateful for the moments you are living. Take some time to think about death, this is what you should do!
Nature always motivates people to create value, to act, to do something because when you are living in this world right now is “a privilege”! Ah! If you do not believe what you say, try the “do nothing” exercise for 30 minutes. Sit still and watch the passage of time, do not do anything other than breathe, remember not to do anything, sit somewhere and feel and observe the passage of time. You will feel a tremendous urge from the inside telling you, “Take action, do anything, why waste time!”!
And to get out of that situation, you start opening Netflix TV channels, popular television shows … watch to ignore that feeling of urging. Then there will come a time when your inner voice will grow louder, it will call you to do useful things but you ignore it, and then you will forever lose it … The broadcasters they studied very carefully human psychology, each of us has an inner voice urging but basically LAUGHTER is the nature of man!
My final advice is to think about the things you want to do, dig back the childhood memories of the time when you dreamed that you would become something when you grow up. You have to dream, dream a lot, think about it a lot, because it is what will drag you every day. You cannot manage time if you do not have the purpose to use it for what! You must have a purpose, you must have a vision for yourself, time management methods will not work when you have no purpose, it will be meaningless when you do not have any goals.
Be aware of the value of time and seek for yourself what you are aiming for. That is all you need. Then effective management methods will come! Believe me, it certainly is!