Guard Your Most Precious Resource

Though I have said it before, and I will likely say it again, and though transforming this simple truism from mere mental knowledge to an actually lived-out truth took years of contemplation and practice, I tell you all (especially those of a currently younger bend who have not yet experienced the years of life fly by), that the most important and precious finite resource that you have–the MOST important and precious resource–is not money, or looks, or health, but rather, it is time, for time, unlike money, or looks, or health, or so many others things, is the one thing which, once lost, can never be recovered, and time is the one thing that is required to regain all others as well (for you need time to become wealthy, or healthy, or smart), and so, if there is one thing that no one–at least no one who fears his accounting before God–should waste is time; now, the way not to waste time is to, quite simply, avoid doing useless and trivial things–and note that there is a difference between genuine relaxation and sloth–for as even men of great renown and deep experience, such as ancient samurai Miyamoto Musashi, have said, the way to success and achievement is to “do nothing which is of no use”,  for to do that which is indeed of no use is not only folly, but it is also a sin most foul…and so, listen to this hard-won wisdom:  guard your time zealously, for only by doing so can you both succeed at your life’s task and stand before God without the stain of sloth upon your chest.

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