Do you have a plan for how you're going to use your time today? If not, chances are the next 24 hours are going to count down and you'll look back with some regret over how little was accomplished. If you're like me anyway.
We all have goals, dreams and aspirations, things we want to get done. In answer to the question "where do you see yourself in two, five, ten years?", most of us have at least a vague response, if not a well-thought-out one. The more difficult part would be how we intend to get there.
If you dream of having a certain career, you won't get there by sitting on your thumbs all day. You need to find out what the requirements are, then do what it takes to meet them, whether that's getting a college or university degree, finding and completing an apprenticeship, applying and interviewing for a position.
If you long for greater success in what you are doing now, you need to find out how to achieve it. Would having a mentor be valuable? Should you be attending more workshops, conferences, seminars, and taking advantage of opportunities to network? If you're a writer like me, are you submitting your work, looking for an agent, improving in your craft?
As the above quote says, "The question in life is not how much time do we have. The question is what shall we do with it." And here's my challenge to all of us this week: pay attention to how you are spending your time. Keep a log book and track it. How much time are you giving to e-mail, Facebook, gaming, chatting on the phone, when you know your time would be better spent on goal-achieving activities?
Be wise in the use of time. Life is short, live it well.