Updated: Feb 8, 2021
Prevailing attitude to excellence and success begins with you redeeming the time. You may have heard of the phrase “time will tell” yes? That is because, time truly is the revealer of all things. What you become tomorrow is encoded in time. Time is the only commodity in this life that both the rich and the poor have in equal (24hrs) per day. However, what you do with your time is directly related to tomorrow’s success.
It means to buyback, repossess, and recover. This means you need to identify opportunities and make the best of it. Just like an orange, squeeze out every bit of juice from that opportunity. I have come to discover that in life, every race, color, tribe, tongue, boy, girl, man, woman, parent, child, student at all levels, educated, uneducated, religious, non-religious, in a relationship and career need to redeem the time. The reason is simple. Yes, you got that right TO SUCCEED.
1. Have a vision; know where you are going, where you want to be and at what time you want to get there.
2. Prepare yourself; you need to take ownership of your preparation towards your vision by giving yourself rigorous training to gain knowledge and skills through reading books, finding a mentor(s) to help you harness the desired skills that will make you standout. In other words, train to be the best.
3. Evaluate yourself periodically; gradually eliminate all ill practices that will lead you no where and embrace the good personality traits chosen from self-development which you need in achieving your vision. Remember, character is not born in a day.
4. Make firm decisions; be strong emotionally as you embrace this decision because it is going to be tough. You may have to leave some characters and mindsets behind. That is how it works. You have to trade it for the best.
5. Learn to have a balanced life; there is time for everything under the sun says the wisest King who ever lived on earth (King Solomon).
6. Be in control of your well-being; decide to have a peaceful mind and reflect on the end goal for motivation and courage.
7. And finally; enjoy what you do and seek to be a blessing by giving back through training others.
Therefore, my dearest reader, FOCUS and do not take your eyes off the prize. Make good use of your daily dose of time (24hrs) which requires resilience, determination, and some sort of effort from you. Do not give up on yourself for tomorrows enjoyment. I will end here with this quote from the learned Apostle Paul “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.” Do not be a time waster, redeem it now!
PhD student, Ceramic Science and Engineering