When Every Second Matters…

Last Sunday at church, our pastor said something that I’ve been thinking about all week- and I just had to share it with you…

He said that there are lots of things that we don’t have control over:

 

 

  • What family we are born into
  • The color of our skin
  • The country where we’re born

But there is one thing that we all have control over- our time.

We each have been given 24 hours in a day.

No matter where you live- you have 24 hours per day to use at your discretion.

No matter how many times I wish for more than 24 hours in a day to accomplish all of the tasks I set for myself, I only have 24 hours in a day to work with.  Since that’s what we’ve been given each day, it is up to us what we do with those precious hours.

Do you spend those hours sleeping?  Watching TV? Playing Sports?  Cooking?  At work? Playing with your children? Pursuing your dreams?

It’s up to you.

Today I read in Fortune Magazine that a guy I knew from college made Fortune Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40.

His name is Blake Mycoskie and he is the founder of Toms.  Toms is an amazing company.  For each pair of shoes it sells, it donates one pair of shoes to a needy child who wouldn’t otherwise have shoes.

Wow!

This guy has the same 24 hours in a day that you and I have, and look what he did with it!

What are you doing with your 24 hours?

If you have lofty goals- how many hours or minutes are you dedicating to reaching those goals each day?

If you haven’t made time each day to work towards your goals, you’ve made a conscious decision not to move towards your goals.

Are you okay with that?

If not, change course.

Evaluate your day, and try to carve out set times to work towards your goals.  Consistent action on your part will help you reach them.

After reading the list of the Top 40 Under 40, I was more inspired than ever to make every second of my day count.  After all as the seconds tick by each day, those are seconds that you can never get back.

Personally, I’m shooting for Fortune Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 and improving people’s lives every day….what are you going to do with your time?

To the Top!

17 Responses to “When Every Second Matters…”

  1. Karen Knoke Says:

    Natasha,

    Totally enjoy reading your content. You are special and I’m thankful that you have touched my life. In a very short time you have already made a difference. To the Top!

  2. Natasha Nassar Says:

    Thank you SO much Karen, that’s so sweet of you! You’re an extraordinary lady and I’m enjoying watching all the progress your making!
    Natasha Nassar recently posted..The Cure For Information Overload

  3. Marsha Godwin Says:

    Natasha….

    This is a good wake up call for all of us! We need to establish our goals, remove distractions and make productive use of our time if we want to keep moving forward.

    It is so important to evaluate each day, week, month and year to make sure we are staying on course. Thanks for reminding us that we all have the same 24 hours and it is what we make of our time that will determine our outcome.

    Marsha

  4. Lisa Says:

    Great post, Natasha! It’s worth a reminder several times a week to maintain focus and make each moment count. Your post was timely. Thanks!
    Lisa recently posted..The Secret To Speed And Traction In Your Business

  5. William Earl Amis Jr III Says:

    Natasha,
    great listing. I spend more time supporting others in many ways. I live to serve and this has been our accepted way within our family for hundreds of years.

    This is an individual choice. I made it many years ago when I was still young. I love building relationships and looking at all the smiles. You can give yourself and time is more than anything else.

    There is too many hours to be focused on yourself all the time. You have a roof over your head, food, water. Now, get out and help others get the same. That is so easy to do. Just do something to make a difference in someone’s life.

    Natasha, your a great mentor in our industry. I am honored to have met you and will be following your blog. I look forward for the next inspirational message. This is an awesome share.
    William Earl Amis Jr III recently posted..Resposibility

  6. Willena Flewelling Says:

    It’s a sobering thought. Kinda takes away the excuses, doesn’t it? I have more demands on my time this month than I’ve had in a long time, yet I’ve accomplished more of what I wanted to than I normally do. I’ll have to remember that when life settles down some, and I’m tempted to complain about how little time I have.

    Willena Flewelling
    Willena Flewelling recently posted..PERSISTENCE

  7. Peter Fuller MBA Says:

    Hey Natasha

    I like that, we all have 24 hours a day.

    It is amazing how we can waste time.

    Time is the one commodity we all have and we differ from each other on how well we use our time.

    Peter
    Peter Fuller MBA recently posted..The Easiest and Best Way to Make Money Online

  8. Theresa Torres Says:

    Hi Natasha,
    That’s great insight! There are things we don’t have control over but we each have the power of choice. The choices that we make every second of every day will determine where we will be.
    Time is important, many say more important than money because we can never get it back and we each have a choice on how we’ll spend our time; to our good, or to our waste.
    Thanks for sharing. To our success!
    Theresa Torres recently posted..Thanksgiving 2011

  9. Natasha Nassar Says:

    Thanks so much for your kind words, William. I love meeting Go-Givers like you : ) It is SO much more satisfying to help another than to help yourself. I learned that lesson a long time ago.

    Glad you stopped by and looking forward to **seeing** you again soon!

  10. Natasha Nassar Says:

    Thanks for stopping by Peter! It’s pretty funny how when you get used to wasting time, you get sucked into a “time warp” and all of a sudden you realize just how much time you’ve wasted. You must be vigilant and try to avoid “time wasters” at all costs (if you’re in hot pursuit of a goal, that is!) ; )

  11. Sharon Johnson Says:

    Good Morning Natasha
    I think that the post and the video were great tool to get over your fears, I have this fear of making video’s but I will be making a couple this weekend don’t know how many takes but you have to start somewhere
    To Your Success and Hope You Have A Great Thanks Giving
    Sharon
    Sharon Johnson recently posted..Downstream Focus – Focus Yourself for Success!

  12. Jefferey T. Sooey Says:

    They said time is gold, life is too short so live it to the fullest! Spend more quality time with your love ones, don’t waste time, be productive as much as you can cu’z you’ll never turn back time.

  13. Cherrie Bautista Says:

    Reading somebody you know in Fortune Magazine is indeed very inspiring. You are right, every second matters, and we should spend this not only chasing our dreams but also enjoying and appreciating life.
    Cherrie Bautista recently posted..How To Sabotage Your Business Using Social Media

  14. Natasha Nassar Says:

    It was extremely inspiring. I have the article on my desk, so I’ve got the goal in view at all times! Thanks for stopping by! : )

  15. Pastor Sherry Says:

    Excellent thoughts, Natasha. And so very true. God has been leading me to look at that very issue recently. Some time wasters simply need to go, so that more productive activities can take their place. Thanks for this article — I’m sure many of us needed to look at this in our life!
    Pastor Sherry recently posted..Peace For The Future

  16. Sophia Says:

    Haha, yes, the God is fair to us and whoever you are we all have 24 hours per day. So the difference make us be different is how we could take use of the 24 hours. Your post is great and helpful to me, Thank you! I should cherish the time!

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