Do you spend your time doing things or invest your time? Big difference? If you spend, you have no return and when we invest we expect some satisfaction, or future return. We all spend far more than they invest. For some reason, we don’t value time as we do money. Most of use are trained not to waste paper. We turn off lights, so we don’t waste electricity. Yet we continue to treat our time, moments of our lives that can never be relived, as if we had an unlimited supply. Too often we spend our time doing what someone else wants us to do, or we do things that seem urgent rather than those that are really important. Time is like money. You can expect dividends if you invest it and losses if you spend it randomly. Time reflects who you are. It indicates what you think of yourself and how focused you are in achieving the goals you want to achieve. What are you selling? what is important to you? only time will tell.
I would rather watch a winner, than hear one any day. I’d rather have one walk with me, than merely show the way. The eye’s a better pupil and more willing than the ear. Fine counsel is confusing, but example’s always clear. And the best of all the coaches are the ones who live their deeds. For to see the truth in action is what everybody needs. I can soon learn how to do it, if you’ll let me see it done. I can watch your hands in action, but your tongue too fast may run. And the lectures you deliver may be very wise and true. But, I’d rather get my lessons by observing what you do. For I may misunderstand you and the high advice you give. But there’s no misunderstanding how you act and how you live. I’d rather watch a winner, than hear one any day.
The Road Ahead or The Road Behind by George Joseph Moriarty Sometimes I think the fates must grin as we denounce them and insist, the only reason we can’t win, is the fates themselves have missed. Yet, there lives on the ancient claim: we win or lose within ourselves, The shining trophies on our shelves, can never win tomorrow’s game. You and I know deeper down, there is a chance to win the crown, But when we fail to give our best, we simply haven’t met the test. Of giving all and saving none, until the game is really won. Of showing what is meant by grit, of playing through when others quit, of playing through, not letting up, it’s bearing down that wins the cup. of taking it and taking more, until we gain the winning score. Of dreaming there’s a goal ahead, of hoping when our dreams are dead, of praying when our hopes have fled. Yet losing, not afraid to fall, if bravely we have given all, for who can ask more of a man, than giving all within his span? That giving all, it seems to me, is not so far from victory. And so the fates are seldom wrong, no matter how they twist and wind. It’s you and I who make our fates, we open up or close the gates… on the road ahead or the road behind.