“Do not wait: the time will never be ‘just right. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.” – Napoleon Hill
By Naima Bourhzal in Collaboration with Rania Gawish.
My apologies for being absent for such a long time.
As the topic of today is TIME, I will try my best to utilize it wisely in the next future and I will make sure to post at least one article every week. I promise you :D
A day is composed of 24 hours in which we have to sleep, eat, heal, study, work, exercise, visit family, shop, relax, pray, recover from traumas, think, reflect, and so on. If this time is used in an inappropriate and non-constructive way, we will not be able to benefit from it.
The night will no longer be a place to rest, but a place to have nightmares.
The day won't be anymore a place to express ourselves fully with creativity and without fear but instead will become a place where we struggle with our mental health, physical health, and spiritual well-being.
On the other hand, if we use wisely our time as a precious tool we will benefit from its fruits.
“An inch of time is an inch of gold, but you can’t buy that inch of time with an inch of gold.” — Chinese Proverb
It is time to wake up and take control of your mind; be aware of each action you take and be conscious of each thought that comes across your mind.
Remember, God gave you the power to make decisions and as a consequence, you can always switch the direction of the events no matter what you are going through or where you come from.
The responsibility is only yours, do not blame anyone else for not being able to achieve your goals.
Start taking actions based on what you wanted to be in the past so it can become your future or take actions based on what you want to become in the future so it can become your past.
Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present. Bil Keane
Now, I want to share something very mind-blowing I discovered when I was reading a book by Napoleon Hill, You Can Work Your Own Miracle, 1883-1970. In Chapter 12: Time: Nature’s Universal Cure for All Ills, he states:
There is a simple test by which you may judge whether or not you have been using your time to your best advantage. If you have attained peace of mind and material opulence sufficient for your needs, your time has been properly used. If you have not attained these blessings, your time has not been properly used and you should begin now to search for the circumstances in connection with which you have fallen short. The truly great people have no such reality as “idle time,” because they keep their minds geared eternally to patterns of constructive thought. By this profound use of time, they develop an alert sixth sense through which they look, listen and see from within. If negative thoughts stray into the minds of the truly great, these thoughts are immediately transmuted into positive thoughts and exercised by positive physical action appropriate to their nature.
After that, he goes on to share 8 rules that he suggests you learn by heart and repeat every night before you go to sleep and every morning when you wake up. This is a powerful technique to program your subconscious mind for a long-term result.
Time is my greatest asset and I shall relate myself to it on a budget system that provides that every second not devoted to sleep shall be used for self-improvement.
In the future, I shall regard the loss, through neglect, of any portion of my time as a sin, for which I must atone by the better use in the future of an equivalent amount of it.
Recognizing that I shall reap that which I saw, I shall sow only the seeds of service which may benefit others as well as myself and thereby throw myself in the way of the great Law of Compensation.
I shall so use my time in the future that each day will bring me some measure of peace of mind, in the absence of which I shall recognize that the seed I have been sowing needs re-examination.
Knowing that my habits of thought become the patterns that attract all the circumstances affecting my life through the lapse of time, I shall keep my mind so busy in connection with the circumstances I desire that no time will be left to devote to fears and frustrations and the things I do not desire
Recognizing that, at best, my allotted time on the earth plane is indefinite and limited, I shall endeavor in all ways possible to use my portion of it so that those nearest me will benefit from my influence and be inspired by my example to make the best possible use of their own time.
Finally, when my allotment of time shall have expired, I hope I may leave behind me a monument to my name – not a monument in stone, but in the hearts of my fellowmen – a monument whose marking will testify that the world was made a little better because of my having passed this way.
I shall repeat this commitment daily during the remainder of my allotment of time and back it with BELIEF that it will improve my character and inspire those whom I may influence, to likewise improve their lives.
It was a pleasure writing the article for you, and I hope it was helpful to someone who is struggling to deal with time. Take the time to become your best friend with whom you will share the best moments that will become the best memories.
Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section, and if you have any suggestions for topics you would like me to address, do not hesitate to contact me.
Love you all and I send you a lot of positive vibrations!