Time – 1,440 Minutes A Day
There are 1,440 minutes in a day. That is all you have, no more and no less. Time is very valuable and limited. This is why you should be very selective with the activities and responsibilities that you take on daily.
You cannot be everything to everyone. If you try, you will only be disappointed. You will disappoint yourself and the everyone else involved. You need to be careful with what you commit yourself to. With proper consideration and planning you can make the most of everyday. You need to prioritize your time. This is a good rule to follow: family, career, personal time, socializing.
Your first priority should always be family. If you have to choose between your daughter’s soccer game and overtime at work, you should always go see your daughter play. Spending time with family is priceless.
You should always delegate, delegate and delegate some more. If you know someone can handle the job at hand, then let them do it. Let your children do the laundry, dishes, sweeping and mopping whenever possible. Have the confidence to give them these responsibilities. And it will prepare and teach them valuable lessons that will be helpful in the future.
Your time is limited so call on the help of others to maxamize your effectiveness. The time you spend can never be regained.
Many times we feel like we are super human and try to do everything ourselves. This can lead to stress and overwhelm. Put your pride aside and ask for help when necessary. After all we are just human and can only do so much with the 1,440 minutes we have each day.