by Diego Nascimento

Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock… that’s right: the clock is ticking.  For years humanity has been held prisoner to devices that mark time for everything in life.  It could be sand, the sun, corded or battery operated, digital or analog. There’s no way: time just does not stop.

What is more intriguing is that I see people wasting this precious resource.  For lack of focus, determination and good will naturally great opportunities will disappear in a matter of seconds. Now answer me this:  Why are there professionals who insist on “leave it for next time?”  Claims of this type are responsible for e-mails piling up, papers all over the table, dissatisfied coworkers, loss of customers, delays in decisions, emotional instability and even unemployment. But those who think that the “leave it for next time” only hinders their careers are deceived. Even personal issues require a quick, wise and honest ATTITUDE. (I’m sure you just remembered something, didn’t you?)

I confess to those who are reading this text NOW that I have already left something for later.  I regretted it bitterly. If we had the chance to convert the wasted time into a yield of savings, I believe that all people, without exception, would have a positive balance in their account (ha, ha).  But I have good news:  We are human, and we can never micromanage every second of our daily activities, however disciplined we are.  Taking time off in some cases, within limits and with prudence, is good for your physical and mental health.

I’ll close this line of thought with the following tip:  Invest time in what is good. Face your life and work responsibly. Leaving things for next time may result in very serious and incurable consequences. I turn to the great book of Ecclesiastes, chapter 3, says, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.”

Until next time!

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