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Tick Tock Tick Tock: What are you doing with your time?

by Austyn Young, Alvernia University, citizen contributor

Nov 14, 2018
What are you doing with your time?

What are you doing with your time? Is the time you’re spending for a purpose? Are you wasting time with things that won’t value your life?

These are questions that either consciously or subconsciously always enter your mind.
These are questions that can eat you alive or drive you to be successful and important throughout
life. There are 700,800 hours in an 80 year life. When you think about it long and hard that’s not
a lot of time at all. According to Jeff Dunn from Business insider the average American spends
two hours and 37 minutes on a mobile device per day. Assuming you spent that two hours and 37
minutes on your phone a day for 365 days at an year at 80 life, you will have spent 69,204 hours
on your phone. Time is the most valuable thing that there is in life, time is the reason you do
everything, waking up doing the things you do in your day and going to bed. All of these things
revolve around time and too many people in this world waste their time. If you want to be
successful in life you have to learn to cherish time and spend every second wisely. Take a look at
all of your time killers and your time consumers and see if you can diminish them and turn them
into way you can productively use the time. Doing this will allow you not to waste time and
understand the value of how much you can get done and achieve in the time you would before be

As Thomas Jefferson once said, “Determine never to be idle. No person will have
occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much can be
done if we are always doing”. Complaining and giving excuses is the easiest way to waste time
and to allow yourself psychologically to believe that there is a logical explanation to why you are
not succeeding and unhappy doing what you want. If you don’t put the time in to make yourself
happy and to allow yourself to create the patience needed to succeed, then you never will have
the time. You cannot reverse time and you can’t add time to a day, 24 hours all you’ll ever get so
don’t waste it on dimensions of your life that will slow you down and not allow you to progress
as a human and succeed in your endeavors.

Take a look at the same questions from the beginning now and ask yourself, Am I
spending my time wisely? Am I making the most of every second I get in a day? Most
importantly if you are answering any of these questions with a no then think about this. How
much do you value your own life because if you value your life highly then there’s no reason you
should not be valuing the time you spend highly as well. Tick Tock Tick Tock…those words just took
up four seconds of priceless time that unfortunately, you will never get back.

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