Here it is Thursday at 10:55 pm and I have been staring at my computer trying to decide how to start this post. I mean I know what I want to talk about, but sometimes getting started can be challenging. So I did what I do best take my time and do everything else but get started. I get on social media, text my friends, text my crush , watch t.v., etc. I simply find everything to do that doesn’t have anything to do with writing which is sad to say the least because I love writing! I couldn’t help but think about how much time I waste doing non productive things when I could be productive. It amazes me how much of our time is wasted on procrastination, being idle, and not being productive? Time is something that we all take for granted and don’t appreciate. I can look at the minutes scale down to the next hour and look up and I haven’t done whay I needed to do or be where I need to be. One thing that I’m consistent with is being late and thst s not something I want to be proud of.
See eariler this week I was written up at work for my tardiness. I’m suppose to be at work at 7:30am however I roll up 7:35, 7:40, 7:45 with food in hand and not really in a hurry. I figure well I’m already late let me stop and get something to eat. Better to be late and have food than to be late and be hangry because I didn’t eat. That has been my way of thinking for as long as I can remember. Timining and having a sense of urgency to get somewhere on time has never been a priority. Hell even to arrive early has not been something I’ve strived to do. I’ve always had the mindset of being fashionably late. So while I was leisurely procrastanting in writing this I was talking to my publicist Shar. I think everyone needs a Shar. She’s a Guru, life coach, basically the person God has placed in my life to help me be a better version of myself. She keeps it real with me and is straight up and down like 6 o’clock. So as I was telling her about my lack of time management skills she made it clear. She only said one word “mindset”. My mindset needed to change in order for me to get anywhere or do anything on time. How true is this? I thought about my mornings when I’m rushing cursing drivers out because I’m late or when I get upset with my kids because they are moving too slow for me. She made me realize I needed to change my mindset and so I did. Just the other day I waited on my doctor for 30 min. I was livid! I thought he doesn’t appreciate or respect my time. Yet here I am running late for work putting my co-workers in a bind because I’m being disrespectful of their time. I was the pot calling the kettle black.
So here it is Friday and I’m completing this post. I didn’t finish it last night because I wanted to get to bed on time and wake up early. I wanted my mind to be fresh and clear. Arriving 15 minutes early today felt great! Not rushing and not stressed out simply because I changed my way of thinking. I know God wants me to do more than what I’m currently doing right now with my life. He’s shown me the doors that he can open for me but I have to appreciate what I have now and respect this thing in life called time. How can he bless me with speaking engagements and I’m late everywhere I go? That’s a disservice to myself and my audience.
So I challenge you to make every second, minute, every hour count. Don’t fall victim of procrastination. Don’t disrespect something that means so much in our lives. Time is given to us everyday. How will you utilize it?
Time is everything and the clock is ticking! Make it a Fantastic Friday