Time is what we want most but what we use worst
– William Penn
When jobs are designed to match the capabilities of people, it results in better work being done and a better experience for the person doing it. Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning and focused effort. It is not enough to be busy ; the question is what are we busy about?.
Miles Davis said that ‘Time isn’t the main thing, it’s the only thing’. In fact nobody is too busy, it’s just a matter of priorities; and in order to say YES to your priorities you have to be willing to say NO to something else. Interestingly, you only commit to things because you choose to so, your schedule reveals your priorities.
If you spend too long holding on to the one who treats you like an option, you’ll miss finding the one who treats you like a priority. You are therefore advised to never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option. The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule but to schedule your priorities. Please note that there comes a time when you have to stop crossing oceans for people who wouldn’t even jump puddles for you and ensure you don’t get sidetracked by people who are not on track.
Because time and tide waits for no man, anyone who waits, wastes.
Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait- the truth is, there are only two things in life; reasons and results and reasons don’t count.
– Robert Anthony