“There is no greater harm than that of time wasted.”
– Michelangelo –
time – time – time – time – time – time
It’s the most precious thing. Nowadays, we all look at content online and before clicking judge how much time it will take to consume. If it’s long, we analyze its worth, using reviews from other consumers as a guide. Whatever is most popular (has the most clicks/hits/reviews) will surely be worth our time, right?
As a budding writer, my goal is to express myself in a manner that doesn’t make you feel like you wasted your time. I’m competing with countless other content creators like filmmakers, musicians, video game inventors, app developers, et cetera. l always try to create something of the highest value which will hopefully be remembered and shared by my viewers.
But is there something out there that can’t be consumed in thirty seconds or two minutes? Something that takes years to consume and fully comprehend? Would you take the time for that? Would you be willing to sit down and learn a new discipline or skill with persistence?
These are the things that interest me. That’s why I started writing. I want to produce, and not consume – consume – consume.
I want to be the one that people are clicking. That people are talking about. Instead of thinking about seconds and minutes; creators need to think about years. Like for example: how many years will it take to master a musical instrument or other skill? How much will be sacrificed?
Why are we always expecting to be gratified instantly by everything? This isn’t how the world works. Rome wasn’t built in a day. The Sistine Chapel wasn’t painted on a weekend. Marco Polo didn’t venture off to the Orient on a week-long all-inclusive travel-package. Good things take time.
What are you willing to do, to attain the object of your desire? Ask yourself this question every day. Every – Single – Day. How bad do you want it?
I’d much rather count years – than count minutes or seconds…
So, when you figure that out, don’t let anything besides death get in the way of achieving it. This is what it takes to become great and use the most precious thing we have (TIME) wisely.