Where did the time go?
I wish I had started years ago?
Look at the time I wasted?
Time slips away
Have you ever said those things or have known someone who has? Time is the most incredible and valuable currency. There are 1,440 minutes in every day, those minutes can be wasted, invested, enjoyed or anguished. Happiness and success are a direct reflection of how you spend the time.
You may have heard the comparison of a twenty five year old that invests $2,000 a year for forty years vs. a person who invests $4,000 a year, but starts at forty. The wonders of compounding interest play out and the twenty five year old comes out way ahead of the person who invests double but starts much later. The interest compounds and time becomes an accelerator.
The principal of compounding applies with what you do with your time for success and happiness as well. Imagine if you read one chapter a day on a subject for twenty years. 365 days x 20 years = 7,300 chapters. That’s a lot of knowledge on one subject.
Imagine if you productively prospected for one hour a day for new customers for twenty years. 1 hour x 6 workdays x 50 weeks a year x 20 years = 6,000 hours of prospecting!
Imagine if you did the same thing by exercising one hour a day for five days a week. 1 hour x 5 days x 50 weeks a year x 20 years = 5,000 hours of exercise!
If you will focus one hour a day towards whatever you want to accomplish in mind, body, and spirit, you will grow to be an amazing person in all areas.
If you lift weights, you tear the muscle apart. Your muscle heals and rebuilds and as it does, it gets bigger, stronger and better prepared to face that type of trauma in the future. If you never lifted weights before, but lifted weights five days a week at the end of a year, your body will transform dramatically. A little each day adds up a lot!
There is a saying that, “We tend to overestimate what we can do in the short term and underestimate what we can do in the long term.” Success is always about taking steps today to create a journey built tomorrow.” Jim Rohn said, “It’s about the person you become in pursuit of the goal.” It’s truly the journey rather than the destination.
Nobody can tell you how to live your life. Nobody can tell you how to find joy and fulfillment. However, I have never met a successful and happy person who talked about wasting time. Even your non-working time has compounding affects that can make you feel happy and successful, or wasteful and lackluster.
Live in the time that you have. Don’t let what you think you cannot do keep you from doing what can be done. You will always be amazed at what builds over time with simple day-to-day actions.
Start creating your success and happiness routines now that will allow you to experience the phenomenon of compounding!
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