- Think of what to do to bless lives.
- Think of what you can do to be an inspiration to those around you
- Think of how you can add value to yourself
- Think of what you can do to maximize your time not to while it away.
- Whatever good your hands find to do at such times, do it with all your might.
Don't Waste While You Wait
Lost in deep thoughts recently, I started to think about how all through my life, I've had to wait for some events to happen at one time or the other. These could be in the form of waiting for people to come into my life; money to show up from somewhere; letters of admission into schools to pour in; job offers for applications made; saving up for a particular thing that would turn my fun world around, and so on and so forth. In a thorough reflection, I discovered that, at every point in time in a man’s life, he is awaiting something. Times like these are part of life, often unplanned, that are either wasted doing nothing or made very good use of; hence, this post.
Many in life have wasted their entire lives doing nothing while waiting for something to happen in their life. While they wait, they lay waste. Some resolve to sleeping and waking up daily while they wait on a letter of offer from the school they had applied to. Some spend most of their times playing games, while they wait for a call up letter for their Youth Service Corps. Some even pick up bad habits in the process of waiting for a decision on their visa application such that by the time the decision came, it met them in jail. Such people obviously wasted their lives while they wait. Precious waste of time! In essence, what I am saying is, we have to be conscious of the phase our lives are in, so we don’t waste.
Dear reader, what do you often do while you wait? Ask yourself that question. Have you heard the saying, “an idle hand is the devil's workshop”? Well, not necessarily an idle hand; a wasting hand may as well be a tool in the hands of the devil. Waiting, for the wise, is not wasting; rather it’s a time to be useful: to the family; to the society; to the religious organization he belongs; to his/her future spouse or employer; to his/her neighbourhood; to even that which you are waiting for. Time is life. Time is money. It’s a currency with no rebate. You don’t get it back after you've spent it.
How do you stay conscious while you wait?
You can choose to waste while you wait or choose to wax strong. The decision is yours. Just remember, the time you've spent, you can no longer regain. Don't waste it. Spend it wisely.
Hope you've enjoyed reading?
-Le Dynamique Professeur
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