How You Choose to Spend Your Time is How You Choose to Spend Your Life

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The other day, I was talking to a student of mine who is really (really) behind in school. He has a lot of assignments, classes, and credits to catch up on and time isn’t on his side.

He told me that “his problem was that he had too much free time on his hands.” I responded by telling him that he didn’t, especially because he had so much to catch up on. I told him that he needed to spend his time wisely and not squander it on video games and TV.

We talked about what he still needed to catch up on, his attitude, and some of his past experiences. At the end, he told me that he’d “try to work on his schoolwork.”

I told him that how he spent his time is how he spends his life. If he chooses to waste his time, he’s wasting his life. Inversely, if he spends his time wisely to catch up on his schoolwork, he would be productive, sharper in his academic skills, (and using his life wisely).

This applies not to just him, or even me; it applies to all of us. How we choose to spend our time (at work, at home, and everywhere else in the middle) is how we choose to spend our lives. Choose wisely.

Roderick Conwi is the Executive Editor at Nourishment Notes. He is also the author of The Procrastinator's Quick Guide To Getting It Done. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.

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