We all have free time, down time, in between times. Sometimes they are just brief moments, sometimes they stretch on and on. What we do with that time says a lot about our future. There are two ways to go: Alive Time or Dead Time. With Alive Time, we are active, investing in ourselves, learning and growing, stretching and reading, moving onward, forward, and upward. Dead Time? Well, it’s pretty lifeless! It’s passive, it’s drifting, it’s sedentary, it is time spent perfecting the art of being a couch potato, mastering doom scrolling through the dregs of social media.
If we want to make the most of our lives, it behooves us to plan ahead; to have a program ready for how to invest idle moments that others fritter away. Without such forethought, those golden sands of time will slip through our fingers.
“Your success is greatly determined by how you spend your spare time.” – Shaykh Abdulbary Yahya
“Your success will be in direct proportion to how you spend your ‘free’ time.” – Mike Dunlap, former head coach of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats.
“In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it.” – Robert Heinlein (1907-1988), ‘Stranger in a Strange Land’
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier