Successful entrepreneurs value time & use it strategically
Merrian-Webster Dictionary defines time as the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues. Time is a resource given equally to every human being. Each person has twenty-four hours a day. The state of everyone having equal 24 hours a day does not mean that time is a free resource. Also, time is not money rather it is a strategic resource. That is why some are rich and others are poor, but they spend the same hours per day. Those who understand the power of time and use it strategically are rich, and those who do not understand and use it as a free resource are poor.
“The key is in not spending time, but in investing it. You can spend time on useful and useless things, but if you call it “investing”, you will definitely invest it in something that has value and importance for you.
Stephen R. Covey | Author of the Famous Time Management Matrix
The Creative Power of Self-Discipline with Time
Time is a resource given equally to every human being. Each person has twenty-four hours a day. The power of self-discipline allows you to apply consciousness of practicing self-control of your behavior to adhere to best practices for time use. It is the power that helps you to commit your mind and act to use the time strategically and build your fortune. Time is the factor of production for any action, output, movement, power, or energy. To create success and live your dream, you need to invest time. Time is your life because it determines your life. Having a clear understanding of the power of time will inspire you to practice more self-discipline with time.
The state of everyone having equal 24 hours a day does not mean that time is a free resource. Also, time is not money rather it is a strategic resource. That is why some are rich and others are poor, but they spend the same hours per day. Those who understand the power of time and use it strategically are rich, and those who do not understand and use it as a free resource are poor. Most successful people adhere to the best practices on the use of time. They spend most of their time in activities that fall in their core genius area. The best option you can use to optimize your time is to outsource jobs or services that fall out of your core genius. If you must do it yourself, schedule it in a way that does not interfere with time set aside for your core activities.
Facts about Self Discipline with Time
There are two facts about time as derived from my business experience and success philosophy perspective:
Value your time from a second
You must value any amount of time in your life from a second, a minute, an hour, a day, a week, a month, and a year to create your fortune. If you value a second, you will easily value an hour, week, month, or year. But if you don’t appreciate the impact of a second, you probably might not value an hour, week, month, or year.
Practice Self-Discipline with time from a second
You must practice self-discipline with any amount of time from a second, minute, hour, day, week, and month to build your success. If you practice self-discipline for a small amount of time, you will have self-discipline with a significant value or amount of time. But, if you don’t value self-discipline for a small amount of time, you will not have self-discipline with a significant value or amount of time.
Key Steps to Optimize Self-Discipline with Time
Two strategic steps that help highly successful people to adhere to the best practices with time;
Self-discipline with time planning
Time is a strategic resource, and you should practices self-discipline when you want to allocate it so that you can use it efficiently according to your priorities. The best practices from successful people show that core genius and talent are areas of focus for everyone who wants to be successful. If you succeed in allocating enough time to your core genius and talent, you are assured to practice self-discipline with time use.
Self-discipline with time use
Self-discipline with time use is the ability to adhere to the best practices on time use by strictly following your plan and schedule. To practice self–discipline with time use, you must first practice self-discipline with time planning to allocate time to your core genius and your talent.
Self-discipline with time planning and use towards your Vision is essential in building your success. Without having self-discipline with time planning and use, you may fail or get delayed to build your success. Don’t practice the donkey style by working hard and ignoring the best practices on using time strategically. Hard work might not necessarily pay you if you don’t apply the best practices to plan and use your time.
How to boost and practice Self Discipline with Time
An Entrepreneur can use the following steps and techniques to boost and practice self-discipline with time.
Step 1. Use the 80% by 20% planning formula
Prepare your daily work plan one day before the implementation:
- 80% of your time should be planned on your core genius and 20% on activities out of your core genius.
- Identify activities to outsource and delegate to others to allow more concentration on your core genius.
- Identify tasks that can be done with the extra time.
Step 2. Meditate and visualize
Read, visualize, and meditate on your work plan in the evening and put it in action in the morning. Keep practicing more to access wisdom from your soul and spirit guides to keep your passion burning. Write any new insights you get from visualization and meditation.
Step 3. Work according to your plan
Take responsibility and work hard by tracking progress on your daily strategic work plan. Work hard, work hard, and work smart, by following your daily strategic work plan. Adhering to the best practice on time use to keep your passion burning.
Step 4. Practice positive affirmation
Use the power of affirmation to create what you want with the power of your words. Do it every day in the morning, afternoon, and evening to create the best practice you wish about time. Write any new insight you get from affirmation sessions.
Source: 3 x 7 x 21 Success Formula