Friday, April 29, 2016

Axiom 79: Make Your Free Time Count

"You can always find a distraction if you're looking for one.
-Tom Kite

"The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.
-Stephen R. Covey

Time is the most precious commodity we have. Often we waste time like it is an infinite resource only to regret doing so later in life. Examine for a moment how it is that you spend your free time. Are you using your free time wisely? Or are you simply wasting your precious life away?  

Everyone needs a little non-productive free time now and then. However, it is when these non-productive activities take over the entirety of your free time that the danger lies.

What will you have to show for your personal life? (Assuming your are blessed enough to live to an advanced age). Are the only things you'll be able to tell your grandchildren things like; When I was younger I spent four hours a night on facebook, I went to the bar every night for happy hour, I was a great Call of Duty player, I watched every home baseball game on TV for 20 years straight, etc.

Or would you want to instead tell your grandchildren things like; When I was younger I brewed my own beer at home, I traveled to all the great regional restaurants, I learned how to build furniture, I painted landscapes of places I visited, etc.

There is a difference the quality of free time activities. Don't waste away what little time you have. If you do then your only identity will be your career and the shallow way you spend your free time.