Time is precious. It is by far one of the most important commodities in our lives. This is why it is important to treasure every moment and make the best out of things, no matter what.
As of late I have been paying more attention to how I spend my time and whom I spend it with. l realized how “careless” and “freely” I have given away my time to people and activities that weren’t worth it.
The thing is that I have always been very good about freely offering my time, help, heart and loyalty to anyone who ask for it. It didn’t occur to me that it was OK for me to ask for the same in return. I therefore found myself frequently around people who never seemed to be able to make any effort for me; and at times, didn’t even seem to care about me all that much. This made me an easy target for users or selfish individuals.
Taking stock of what I do, how I do it and with whom, has made a huge difference in how I feel. So, when it comes to your time, spend it wisely. A friend recently told me that I should only give my all to someone who is worthy. I think “all” includes one’s time.
So today, I am making new choices and these include not giving time to people who give nothing but only seem to remember me when they need or want something from me.
Time, it’s precious, as is your heart – choose wisely whom you give them to. Choose people who are worthy of you and your time.
My question for you how well have you used your time preciously?
Please let me know all your reactions, views and insights in the comment box below!
Kogwuonye Patrick Onyeka
University of Benin