Life Is How You Spend Your Minutes

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Life becomes how you spend your minutes.

How you spend your minutes is how your life will progress.

Successful people spend their time working toward successful aims, whatever that means to the individual. Others waste time, or are engaged in activities which aren't goal achieving.

I remind myself of this when I feel the urge to do something which isn't geared toward my definite major purpose.

Remember each minute - or moment - is precious. Shut the computer off and meditate on this idea for 10 minutes. It's a helpful practice in promoting effectiveness.

Ryan Biddulph
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  • Profile picture of the author Seantrepreneur
    That's great advice! You have to be a super spiritual person or sit in a room full of in cense to do a little meditating. It will clear your head and allow you to make better decisions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kysersoze
    I really need to take your advice. Great post.
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  • Profile picture of the author tj0575
    Great post. But every now and then (IMO) you need to enjoy some mindless fun.
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    • Profile picture of the author DatingGold Adrian
      Originally Posted by tj0575 View Post

      Great post. But every now and then (IMO) you need to enjoy some mindless fun.
      Absolutely agree, however in my experience.. if you don't keep focused on your ultimate goals, time can get away from you.. weeks, months, then all of a sudden it's sometimes too late to get back on track.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Thanks for stopping by guys. And yes tj0575, nothing wrong with mindlessness too, as long as it's not directed at something that is uber unproductive.

    Sean, I agree buddy. I meditate daily. Sometimes for hours on end, other times 30 minutes a day. If you want to learn who you really are meditation must be a part of your daily regimen. It's the first piece of advice I offer to anyone wanting to improve their lives.

    Ryan Biddulph
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  • Profile picture of the author relyonhim7
    Hey Ryan, thanks for this post brother It's easy to get wrapped up in other things, like FB, and you look up to only find out that your DAY has been wasted. I've fallen into these traps time and time again. The key to success is NOT the activity, but the process of FOCUSING unto agony ... using a skill I like to call "Doership", that will help us accomplish the goals in life we so much DESIRE.
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  • Profile picture of the author Katharin
    Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

    Remember each minute - or moment - is precious. Shut the computer off and meditate on this idea for 10 minutes. It's a helpful practice in promoting effectiveness.
    Great thoughts, Ryan. And I think it's also important to take some time for ourselves, too... when we allow that "downtime," productivity when we're ready to work again very often is much higher than if we'd not taken the "me" time off.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris1203
    I absolutely agree. Life is made up of little mintues. When you put those little minutes together, you get accomplishment (depending upon how you spend thos little minutes).
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    Wonderful advice, Ryan. Instead of wasting the little spare minutes we have on useless diversions, we should instead look at how we can use them constructively in a way that fits with our long-term goals.
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  • Profile picture of the author wengay
    Oh really? I will try that. I'm always undecided in every decision I had. And I think it was really great to do that meditation. I believe it could help me a lot. Thanks for that advice.
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    • Profile picture of the author webwriter
      I agree. Lately, I've paid more attention to how I spend time and noticed that much of that time was wasted in the morning. I seemed to be more productive in the afternoon.

      I'm aware of ways in which I spend and waste time in any given day. Spotting a pattern helped me to figure out how to be more productive.

      Sometimes, becoming aware of a general pattern in which time is spent is helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author CoachKim
    Great insight Ryan! The other tidbit I found most overlooked is that many often presume "as long as they are not "hurting themselves" their activity can be considered harmless. But the reality is - if the activity is not drawing you closer to your goal, then it is actually taking you further away. There is no such thing as a "neutral activity".

    Productivity and results are always what matters.

    I wish you Good Success!
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Thanks Coach Kim, and you make a fine point yourself. If you're not engaged in goal-achieving activities they might not be harming you but they certainly aren't helping you. There is no in between, only forward and backwards since everything is in a state of flux.

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  • Profile picture of the author biggsy
    Minutes?!??!!? There is no such thing as time..... a minute can last a lifetime
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Kerr
    That is truly a great post. However a good point was brought up... Minutes spent does not mean you should not appreciate down time with them... Down time is essential for everyone to be successful and not get burnt out. Because of this, I would say, downtime is a productive use of time if you appreciate it properly.

    Life is a culmination of habits. We live only on average 27000 days. This means time goes by quickly, use everyday to further your movement towards your goals and use whatever opportunity you have to grow.
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    • Profile picture of the author b.morales99
      Downtime for me is around 12pm-2pm where I get my nap and recharge my body and mind. After that I am fully recovered and ready to start something new again.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    I like napping too on occasion. My sleeping cycle changes quite a bit so I grab sleep where I can get it.

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  • Profile picture of the author ThisIzFifty
    yeah.. we all gotta die.. so the time were here is invaluable.
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  • Profile picture of the author ernestlohan
    I agree. Life is really how you spend it every minute. That is why we have to make life memorable. Life is too short.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thimblewimp
    I totally agree with you, based from this quotes "has anything you've done made your life better ?" I got it from the movie I saw (tells about a man who ruined his life), that quotes always in my mind all the times, really make me Show romanizationmotivated

    thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Good feedback guys, and EnergyAdvisor I hear you. I keep this in mind too. We are notpromised the next moment or second. It's why I just Go and leave fear behind more each day.

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  • Profile picture of the author cainsproducts
    real good thread. You seem like a very peaceful spiritual person Ryan, its good
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Thanks Daryl, and nice quote.

    Persistence and Possibility play a big part in how you spend your minutes too. How many times have you had an inspiring idea and then thought "How in the heck am I EVER going to do that?" There goes the Possibility thing, or more important Impossibility. The idea leaves you and you spend time doing other things when it should have been spent pursuing your spectacular dream.

    Persistence is holding to your vision moment and moment, minute after minute. Spend your time in activities which do not push your goal away from you. Watch how you spend your down time: would a person in possession of your grandest dream act this way? A good question to ask when figuring out what to do when away from work.

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  • Profile picture of the author PeterDunin
    Great post! I agree life is very precious,and every second counts.I also think life is what you make it and we are all in charge of our own destiny!
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  • Profile picture of the author Smyth Danielson
    Plenty of wisdom there...thanks...that's why I love reading this part of the WF.
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    • Profile picture of the author jaclay20
      wonderful post. Life is not forever, God just lend it to us so it's up to us on how to spend it well. Me, I spend more of my time with my love ones like my parents, friends and to those people who loves me.
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  • Profile picture of the author soependi
    yeah, that's true
    mediation is really effective
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  • Profile picture of the author sweety4
    Good suggestion. I will definitely try. When I will be confused at some point that time this will help me definitely.
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  • Profile picture of the author medgar
    I'm sure everyone is right about focusing on your goals, etc. to succeed. But what about those of us who have other things in life besides our personal goals...like raising kids, for instance, or listening to the wife or feeding the cat.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi medgar,

    Every task can be goal-oriented, and everything can be geared toward your definite major purposes.

    I run daily errands just like the next dude. When I go about them however, I am mindful of what I am doing. I pay attention to detail and try to learn the lesson each moment teaches, and apply it to my definite major purpose, whether it's shopping, spending time with the pets or observing whatever it is that I am doing. "Mundane" tasks don't exist unless your mind is dull.

    A challenge? Hell yeah, it's difficult to be mindful in each moment but with practice it becomes easier. It also allows you to see that everything is tied together, and how gracefully you can move from one task to the next when mindful of the moment.

    Ryan Biddulph
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  • Profile picture of the author humbledmarket
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    Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

    Life becomes how you spend your minutes.

    How you spend your minutes is how your life will progress.

    Successful people spend their time working toward successful aims, whatever that means to the individual. Others waste time, or are engaged in activities which aren't goal achieving.

    I remind myself of this when I feel the urge to do something which isn't geared toward my definite major purpose.

    Remember each minute - or moment - is precious. Shut the computer off and meditate on this idea for 10 minutes. It's a helpful practice in promoting effectiveness.

    Ryan Biddulph
    Ultimately you need a balance between work and plan as in Ruth post. Being too focus on your business can also affect your moral and goal depending on who you are.

    Personally one of my greatest struggle is teh second: wasting time procrastinating. This is what slows me down the most.

    Many say at least you know your weakness now you can work on it. But it isn't that easy. lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Pettit
    Life is not about the number of moments your breathing.
    It's about the number of moments that take your breath away.
    Live beyond your perceived limitations.
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