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Discipline to use time

When you get your first job, there is a feeling of excitement for your first salary as you think, all that money will be mine. Unfortunately, that is not the case, for the tax man will take his dues, your landlord or mortgage company will come for their share, and all the utility companies will send you their bill.

Just like with money, so also it is with time. The 24-hours we have all been given do not all belong to us. The family, friends, hobbies, work, personal projects etc. will all demand their fair share.

As we learnt to have healthy habits with our money, like saving, investing, and giving, so we should apply the same discipline to our time.

With money it is said, you cannot rob Peter to pay Paul, so also with time you will soon discover that the time you hoarded away focusing on one thing to the detriment of others, will soon come back to bite you. There are so many people who spent all their time building up their empires of success and later regretted losing thier relationship with spouses and children.

Learn to be disciplined with your time and to allocate it in the most efficient ways so that you reap the full benefits of this very precious commodity gifted to everyone of us.