Putting extra effort
Today I would like to encourage you with the words of Jarod Kintz from his book: “Whenever You’re Gone, I’m Here For You”
“I’m not a very good sleeper. But you know what? I’m willing to put in a few extra hours every day to get better. That’s just the kind of hard worker I am.”
At times, we are always caught in between making crucial decisions such as on how much time to spend on our studies and so forth. This happens not because we are not good when it comes to time management, but because the 24 hours seems to be not enough to do all the daily chores. But wait a moment, have you realised which activities you often skip on most of the days. I am not sure but to some extent, the time we allocate to our studies gets affected. Let me use a simple example. Have you ever got too busy and decided not to eat because you did not have enough time or have you ever skipped taking a bath due to inadequacy of time? Anyway, I am trying to find something which you cannot live a day without doing. Or, perhaps, let me ask the following question: What do you skip just to squeeze all the important daily activities?
Well, looking at the above, one would realise that the degree of importance one puts towards a particular task has a bearing on whether the task will be skipped or done on daily basis. What about if we try to take an hour from our sleeping time and allocate it towards your studies? Surely, this would definitely mould you into a better person. As you get used, you can increase it with 30 more minutes and so forth.
As we do this, we should motivate ourselves with the fruits of our efforts. What are the possible benefits linked to getting that qualification (pull factors)? Also, what are the costs of not having that qualification (push factors)? Whenever I combine this, I see it pointless to enjoy sleeping as I sleep to rest and prepare my body for the next challenge.
Hope this helps you. How many more minutes are you going to sacrifice towards your studies today, tomorrow or this week? Let me leave you with this challenge.