You usually see time as your enemy.
Lots of quotes drive you to that conclusion:
- Time is money.
- I’m wasting my time.
- We ran out of time.
Time is an asset that is gone when it passes, you cannot get it back, you wasted it.
That puts you under enormous pressure. You know too much pressure drives you to underperforming. That’s why you should stop thinking about time that way.
When you have an enemy that will stay with you forever, it’s highly recommended to learn to live with it. Be always pragmatic.
Here I share some concepts and approaches to convert time into your ally.
Whenever you do so:
- Your life changes,
- you take out the most of it,
- you will evolve,
- you will feel better,
- you will convert your worst enemy into your best ally.
You should take care of your time. That means to bet into quality instead of quantity.
I learned that in 2005, when I get divorced, and I couldn’t spend such a long time with my son. I bet on making the most of our time together.
That taught me that the amount of time doesn’t matter at all. You always have to look for quality. That’s what matters.
Whenever you get into a quality-time lifestyle, you can feel time runs slower, you have the sensation of having more time, living in a slow-motion way.
You breathe better.
Time is on your side.
LIFE IS MUCH LONGER THAN YOU MAY THINK
To reduce time pressure, you have to think that your life is really long. You will probably live between 80–100 years, and that’s A LOT OF TIME.
So you don’t need to always be in a hurry, thinking your life will finish tomorrow (that always can happen, but let’s focus on probabilities).
Eliminating the word “rush” out of your life will make you live much better.
Calmly doing things will drive you to enjoy the present, living more intensely, and taking out the most of each small moment.
You will understand having such a long life to enjoy moments like these is a gift. You will bless time for giving you this fantastic opportunity.
That feeling equals fulfillment, which always ends up in happiness.
Again, time is on your side.
BASE YOUR LIFE ON LONG TERM
When you base all your life on a long-term basis is when, definitely, you convert time into the best friend you’ve ever met.
This is the real life-changing moment.
I’ll tell you 3 reasons why.
Reason 1: Compound interest
You usually think about compound interest when talking about money and finances, but the compound interest goes much further.
You can apply compound interest to any field in your life.
Let’s think you’re a content creator. If you’re so, you start creating products slowly, but without stopping. The more time passes, the more products you can develop.
Day by day, you’re creating more and more income sources. These sources can generate money while you sleep, “effortless” at that moment because the effort was made previously.
When you have products that generate incomes at zero cost is when you start to grow. You just need one indispensable element: time.
Time won’t make your earnings grow progressively but exponentially.
Again, you’ll see time as your ally, time is on your side.
Reason 2: Time to think
When you structure your life on a long-term basis, you give yourself time to think.
Thinking is what allows you to:
- define strategies,
- correct mistakes,
- mature ideas,
- grow gradually, under control.
Nothing significant was made in a couple of weeks.
Knowing you have a long time ahead allows you to focus on the process because you know it’s just a matter of time to achieve your goals.
Everyone who bases their life on the long term succeeds. At least, I’ve never found the opposite.
As you can see, living this way, time is on your side.
Reason 3: Takes away the luck factor
I don’t believe in luck when talking about the long term.
You can have “bad luck” situations, but that only affects the short term.
Time gives you the possibility to overcome what “bad luck” produced in a specific moment of your life.
You just need time to repair what “bad luck” broke.
Again, time is on your side.
- Don’t see time as your enemy. You will always have it there. Treat it as an ally. It will be much better for you.
- Always look for quality time in your life. Forget about quantity.
- Your life will be very long. Take “rush” out of your vocabulary.
- Think of your life on a long-term basis. You will benefit from compound interest, you will have time to think, installing coherence into your life, and avoiding the luck factor.