Time, Take Time and Time Management
I was preparing for a Time Management presentation for my friends at Verizon Wireless earlier this week and, as I often do, I wanted to create something unique and I found this Success vs. Detour comic.
Sometimes in life, if you really want to be at the top of your success, whatever that is for you, you must go off the beaten path, climb over the boulders of impossibility, and blaze your own trail to the top of Mount Success.
Which is also known as Mount Happiness.
Which path do you choose?
I also went online to look around just to see what other people were saying about time management these days.
The first thing I noticed was that Google had over 191,000,000 time management web pages listed!
Now THAT’S a hot topic!
As I was looking around for something new or different, I came across this poem, “Take Time”, and I wanted to share it with you.
I believe it speaks of the priorities of life, which is really how we become the best time, and life, managers: Putting what it is that we most value first!
Take time to think – thoughts are the source of power.
Take time to play – play is the secret of perpetual youth.
Take time to read – reading is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray – prayer can be a rock of strength in time of need.
Take time to love – loving is what makes living worthwhile.
Take time to be friendly – friendships give life a delicious flavor.
Take time to laugh – laughter is the music of the soul.
Take time to give – sharing brings joy to your heart.
Take time to work – work is the price of success.
Take time to dream – dreams show you what is possible.
Take time to do your work well – pride in your work nourishes the mind and the spirit.
Take time to show appreciation – it’s the frosting on the cake of life.
Here’s the bottom-line: If you want to truly taste the sweet fruit of life, you have to first decide what it is you truly value and keep that always as your top priority. Create the boundaries to enhance it and protect it.
AND, you’ll probably be required to go the extra mile and off the beaten path.
Remember: The fruit is at the end of the limb, so when you go out on that limb and it feels scary and shaky, just know that you’re right on target and that much closer to the fruit you desire…and deserve!