How to Save Time

Bvlgari clock

“Where did the time go?”

“Time flies so fast!”

“I can’t believe my baby is all grow up!”

We often worry about not having enough time. And when it’s gone, it’s gone!

So how can we save time? How can we prevent ourselves from wasting precious minutes and hours?

By understanding the Why behind what we’re doing.

When we know the Why—the intent, objective, or purpose of a task—we’re better geared for success and less likely to waste time pursuing the wrong agenda.

Think on it …


8 thoughts on “How to Save Time

  1. I believe we are often afraid of asking ourselves why. It sort of gets at the heart of decision making, which is the responsibility and accountability which comes along with making choices. This fear paralyzes us. We end up never asking ourselves why, never completing a meaningful task, and ultimately chastising ourselves for wasting time. Wouldn’t it be better to deal with the initial pain of self-awareness as opposed to the depression, fear, and paralysis that comes from avoidance?

    It’s a hard pill to swallow, but it absolutely makes life much more enjoyable when accepted, overcome, and reinforced. Thank you for the though-provoking post.


    • Thank you for your insightful comment.

      To your point about dealing with the initial pain of self-awareness, Jim Rohn once said, “We must all suffer from 1 of 2 pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.”



  2. Amen. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately and will probably post on it soon. My friend Arash was in an accident that left him a paraplegic a little less than a year ago. When I ran in a fundraising 10k for him this past weekend, he talked about just that: intent. He said everything he does is towards his recovery, and he gives everything 110 percent. He thought he was focused before, but now says he realizes he wasn’t. He challenged those of us running to think about what our intent was with everything *we* do in our lives. It really made me think.


    • So very true. It’s unfortunate though that it takes big shakings in our lives to bring us back to that place of “real intent.” It’s always a blessing to have people like your friend Arash to remind us of what really counts and matters in life. Although, from your personal life story, you’re definitely someone who’s seen and experienced a lot, and come out victorious. Your path is charted with greatness! Just keep doing what you’re doing and staying focused 🙂


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