It brings us to a ‘chicken and egg’ situation in life. “What will I do so remarkable even by putting up all efforts?” Is this a dilemma or lack of confidence? May be none of them. It is, perhaps, simply underestimation of oneself.
We do not value ourselves according to our potential. Our judgement remains on the basis of current situation, present status and achievements in life. But remember, looking at the rock, we cannot visualize numerous beautiful statues hidden within. It requires eyes of a sculptor. But for our own life and future, we have to unleash the potential statue within us. No one else can do it for us. So, first requirement is to value ourselves.
Once we appreciate our worth in terms of potentials hidden inside, efforts should be started immediately. To realize the true potential of ourselves, we need to utilize the time. The time should be dedicated towards this goal. No moment should be wasted in useless efforts, in wrong directions. A single goal should draw all our attentions, all the time. We need to value the time.
“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it,” wrote Morgan Scott Peck (May 22, 1936 – September 25, 2005), an American psychiatrist and best-selling author, best known for his first book, The Road Less Traveled, published in 1978.
Time is like an empty space and our routine is like air. Whatever the availability of time is, routine fills it up. So, we never feel abundance of time, rather shortage is a regular phenomenon. But if routine is squeezed, many useful activities can be done in the available time. Without following a schedule and dividing time on the basis of priority, our goal cannot be achieved.
So, as Morgan Scott Peck said, “…Value yourself … value your time…”