One of the most valuable resources we have in this life is time. Barring the success of Initiative 2045 (see story for details – https://jpierro21blog.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/initiative-2045-immortality/), we all have a limited amount of time on this earth. One of my fundamental beliefs is that we should use every bit of time we have to do something useful. It doesn’t have to be something work-related or even productive, it just needs to have a purpose. Doing homework or studying accomplishes an academic goal, while relaxing and watching TV accomplishes a leisure goal. Both are important things even though they accomplish different purposes. Mindlessly scrolling through Facebook or wasting time on social media would just be one example of a waste of time, yet nearly everyone does it. Imagine what we could accomplish if we used 100% of our time to do something useful, whether it’s for personal pleasure or the benefit of someone else.
It is so crucial to take advantage of the time we are given and every opportunity that comes our way. We simply can’t afford to waste the time we have because before we know it will be gone. Don’t say later, don’t procrastinate, don’t make excuses, step up to the plate and maximize your potential. Let every moment of your life accomplish some sort of goal, big or small. We are defined by our choices, and the better you choose to spend your time, the more meaning and purpose you will give to your life, as well as discover your identity along the way. Don’t be satisfied with mediocrity and settling for less than the best, because that is a waste of time. Be satisfied with where you are in the present, and make the most of your present situation rather than regretting the past or worrying about the future.
Make every second count.