“Time is a non-renewable resource. You owe it to yourself to spend time with people who are supportive, who care about you, and who want what is best for you. As Jim Rohn put it … ‘You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with … Who you spend time with can elevate you as much as it can bring you down.” Beau Henderson
Taking from that quote, time is such an indispensable resource to waste. This is one good punch in the face if you have been wasting your time and energy on unimportant things.
Basically, I grew up in an “organised home”. The two most common words after “daddy” and “mummy” are “time conscious” and “multi-tasking”. As a teenager then, I knew there were things I was supposed to do at certain times but never felt the need to write them down.
Of course, there were “diaries” at home especially my uncles that worked in the bank carried around. I didn’t understand what they were for nor bothered to find out what it was meant for.
Growing up things had turned around for me, I was introduced to the word “adulting”. It means independence, paying bills and overall maturity. How do I get my plans accurately carried out? How do I get my goals, finances checked? These were major problems I faced as an adult.
I purchased a Heartdiction planner this year and I figured out I need to put my finances, dreams, goals, weekly goals right!
It’s December 2017, these are reasons I figured one needs a planner for 2018;
1: A planner helps you to be accountable: Some planners are structured to help you become accountable for your daily goals, weekly goals and monthly goals. You also have financial accountability on well-structured planners.
2: To make business plans: Isn’t it better to put down serious business plans on a planner than random notes? Planners are quite private enough to conceal such plans. It’s better to write your thoughts, work towards it and check them. Motivational speakers have found this strategy quite effective-writing your goals down and working towards it and marking it off.
3: A planner is a plan tracker: This has to be the best punchlines to remember when considering to purchase a planner. Check the contents of the planner you are purchasing if it helps you track how well you have progressed with your plans, if not, ditch it.
4: Dates and months are important factors to track down when you did something, what period it happened, how you spent the day etc. Dates are important trackers to help your progress in 2018.
5: Planners would take off time-wasting activities: A planner helps you to be intentional, accurate, meet deadlines. It helps you to know when to say “yes” and “no” to unimportant activities.
6: Destroy procrastination with planners: That push up you need to stop procrastinating an important activity is what your planners help you achieve. Procrastination is the thief of time but saving the date for an important activity helps you go after them.
Have you used a planner? How has it helped you? Let’s know in the comment section!