Timing is everything or very nearly everything. Let’s put it another way, timing is important to most of the success we experience in our lives. Timing means knowing – and acting on that knowing – when to take action so that time works on your side and in your favor. First of all, the realization that time moves on whether you do anything or not is imperative. There is no truer expression than “Time waits for no [one].”Each of us has goals and ambitions, but we often put off taking action on them. You hear it all the time. All you need to do is fill in the blanks:
Well, guess what? You will never have more time. You only get twenty-four hours in each day. That’s it! The key is how you fill that time, which, by the way, is totally up to you. Sometimes it’s important to recognize that some things actually do need to be put off until some other point in time, but often we use the “When I have the time” statements to put off what we should be taking action on, taking care of, now. There is no other time but the present, when you consider it. Both the future and the past are ungraspable; they are as flimsy and etherial as air. But what is available now is the ability to harness the actions we should take as we make concrete plans for the future based on the knowledge we gain from the past.
Being solidly grounded in the fact that today is what you have, if you have dreams, should propel you to take action to make them a reality. There is no more appropriate verse in the Bible than Ecclesiastes 3:1, “For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.” Taking it further, Paul wrote in Corinthians, 6:2 regarding practicing their faith, “Indeed the time is now…” Paul recognized that the actions could not be put off to some future time when conditions were perfect. For the early Christians, there was very little about the time for their Faith that was perfect. Naturally, some things do require time, such as reaching graduation, the age to get a driver’s license, etc. That’s where “For everything there is a season..” comes in. For example, there are no overnight movie stars; you can’t become a doctor overnight; your business will not become successful in the blink of an eye.
Still the pervading precept of all of these is taking action, large or small steps, now. Even so, you should still be aware of timing. If you wait too long and are not respectful of time and timing, some things that you may dream of fulfilling may no longer be an option. Timing is everything to the success of your dreams in business or your career. If you are mindful of the passage of time and how easily it slips by, coupled with an awareness of the importance of timing, you will be more apt take action on fulfilling those dreams, regardless of what they may be.
Being mindful of time helps you grow your business; you will not put off investing in it or the people who make the business or your career work for you.
Please share with me the techniques, if any, that you use to ensure that you are mindful of the passage of time and the importance of timing to your success.
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Until next time, continue to take steps of excellency and you will leave behind a trail of greatness.
Ashley Lounds Brooks