How we spend our time defines us. Through the passing seconds, we are inevitably molded by our actions.
Just like you I am privileged to know many smart people who shape my thinking and outlook. Join me in thanking God for them. These people tell me about the value of time; of how vital it is to guard it jealously. This is how they spend theirs:
- Reading. I cannot emphasize this enough. I recently put down Orange Prize winner Chimamanda Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus and boy, don’t I feel great! Why? Because from those pages I learnt of how enormous creativity can become; of how words can be used so effectively to evoke tears, thoughts and surprises. Please spend your time reading.
- Saying, not talking. Saying involves relevance and depth. Talking does not.
- Acting. Not the stage and script kind but the change-a-life-while-fulfilling-your-life’s-purpose kind.
- Listening. What you listen to matters most. It’s all in the people and media. Surround yourself with people who say and do; remain critical but humble. Let what you hear add perspective to your life. Choose music that enriches you; tunes that actually tune you to the right mid set. Listen to music that serves as a soundtrack to your life and fuels your fire. The radio is under rated. I learn something new and meaningful every time I listen to the BBC.
At the end of a day well spent, a silent prayer of gratitude ties it all together.