What do time and money have in common? You can spend both! How are they different? When you spend time you can NEVER get it back! So why is it that so many people spend their time on unimportant things at the expense of the important? In Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, he discusses the quadrant principle of life, and how to make sure that you get your highest priorities done AND are able to fit in less important, leisure activities as well. If you are always spending time in the quadrant where the “unimportant but urgent” tasks live, it may very well be because you are spending too much time on unimportant and non-urgent things.
So how will you spend your time? Leisure is a vital part of keeping us sharp each day. Leisure activities, no matter what they are, make us better when done in moderation. However, just like we often see, when ANYTHING is done to the extreme, it becomes detrimental. Did you know that drinking too much water can kill you? So can too much exercise, and yet NO ONE would advocate eliminating those things entirely.
At GEN-Y Hitch, we believe in balance. Whether it be in our own lives or our employees, we think each person should spend their days on the most important things…to be the best person they can be. This means the best husband or wife, mother or father, son or daughter, and yes, employee.
So make sure that you are spending your time wisely. You can’t get it back, and you can’t earn more of it either. It is a finite resource and the most valuable thing any of us own!