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Everyday people complain about how they need to learn time management and how overwhelmed they are with “stuff,” but rarely do anything about it.
Really, it’s not like the solution’s so complicated, like finding a cure for cancer.
You and I know the “1001 things we can all do for better Time Management,” but it’s not likely we’ll do it. Why? Probably because we are “too busy” for it – the irony of that is another issue.
It really comes down to the person and their mindset. If a person thinks to themselves, “Oh I know this is important, I’ll do it if I find the time,” that thing is never going to get done…because we’ll never “find” time to do more things. Seriously, when was the last time we found extra time?
You gotta make the time; put it in our schedule, sacrifice some relaxation (aka TV or mindless internet surfing) time, work more efficiently etc. Nobody has more that 24 hrs/day but some people have more money than others, some have more knowledge than others, some are more fit than others…create the life you want to live, don’t settle for the default.
When we truly value something, we do what it takes to achieve it. The student of knowledge and the scholars didn’t find extra time to pick up a book or attend a class, they made changes to their lifestyle. Changes the average person wasn’t willing to make. [Key word - "willing to make" not "able to make"]
- Imam At-Tabari (May Allah have mercy on him) died at 86 and averaged 14 pages of writing per day for a lifetime. Tafseer Tabari is the reference tafseer (explanation of Quran) for later generations. It’s 580, 000 pages.
- There are may authors that worked on their book by waking up 1 hr early,
- Many entrepreneurs and inventors spent hours after coming home from work and on weekends until they reached their goal.
The best plan is to firstly cut the crap stuff out and develop better time management habits. Make the time for what is important to you; whether it’s Islamic studies, becoming healthy, spending time with family, visiting my site often etc.
Lemme know what you got out of this, post a comment below.
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