When

“There is time for everything.”
– Thomas Edison

“I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.”
– William Shakespeare

“The time for action is now.  It’s never too late to do something.”
– Carl Sandburg Author

“The bad news is time flies.  The good news is you’re the pilot.”
– Michael Althsuler

“Time is on my side, yes it is.”
– Mick Jagger

 

Most things take longer than people expect.  This is because in between the productive hours you have, you will be bogged down with all kinds of distractions that you have to deal with.  When you subtract your time from all the hours of necessary dealings, distractions, travel to and from, etc. the time left for the actual job or for your actual self-realization is but a fraction.

Therefore, you need to make sure time is on your side.

Have you allowed time:

•  For yourself?
•  For relaxing?
•  For your loved ones?

Ask yourself, “Will time work for me, or against me?” Most athletic sports careers peak at a fairly
young age. So if you are starting too ripe in your life, you might not want to have a goal of “being
a professional football player.”

You might want to modify that goal into “I want a life of football where I get a fulfilling football career, and later I will be able to pass on my knowledge to aspiring football players.”

For example, if you are 58 and want to be become a professional ballet dancer, time might be working against you. If you change your goal to become a ballet dance commentator in the media (and still dance on the side), then your interest in dancing is turned into something where time can work for you as you build experience and a name for yourself.

In most intellectual jobs, time works for you as you gain experience.  Try to incorporate an element of time to work for you no matter what you do.  Whoever has the most long-term planning will often win.

The tenant who rents his home might get along month by month, but the landlord who slowly pays down the mortgage on the property will end up owning it.  The same principle holds true for many other things in life; the longer your view, the more you stand to gain.  This is one of the main reasons why good life planning is so important.

If you have a good life plan, you will be able to plan longer than most people and benefit greatly from it.  For example, if you have decided and know that you will live in Paris for the next 20 years, you probably want to buy a home there.

When we are young, we generally think that we have all the time in the world.  As we grow older, we increasingly realize how long things often take to get done.  To get a better grasp of time, take a time management course.  Also, buy and read some good time management books.

Free Workbook: “what do you want to do with your life?”
Allowing Ourselves to Ask the Question

Table of Contents


I. Chapter One: Introduction to Life Planning


II. Chapter Two: Your Past



III. Chapter Three: The Influence Of Generations



IV. Chapter Four: Your Present



V. Chapter Five: Your Future



VI. Chapter Six: Your Alternatives



VII. Chapter Seven: Making The Decision

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