Circle

Saving your money doesn’t make you rich.Investing it does.Because the saved-up money will be used-up one day,but invested money will keep growing (with slight fluctuations of course).You only come across savings when you have done some sort of investing in the first place,right?

In the same way:

Saving your time doesn’t make you rich in terms of quality of life.Investing that time to inculcate new skills and experiences does.Because the saved-up time will be used-up one day,but the invested time will keep-up your growth.You have the luxury of idle time only when you have already done some sort of investment prior to it to save time in the future,right?

Drive

Motivation can be a consequence of good planning rather than intense emotion.It is the difference between ‘work smart’ and ‘work hard’ respectively.

When your motivation is dependent on your emotion,and as we know our emotions are never constant,sometimes we get either a fleeting moment or short-term motivation boost,or else a severe blow due to negative or overwhelming emotion.

When you plan out your agenda,you have with you a long-term,step-by-step procedure to follow.With every step you take,you reinforce a positive feedback loop of motivation – you undertake a simple task,you attain some success and that motivates you to move onto the next step.

Emotions and feelings are exhaustible resource.Even the right feeling is hard to come by when you are about to start working on a new goal.They are good enough to help you out in short-run,but in the long-run,planning plays a better role.

Planning is a mix of various objective tasks.It allows you to experience a mental reward every-time you complete a step.It is like leveling-up in a game when you complete a certain number of quests.

Being completely objective can result in lack of commitment,and being completely subjective can result in lack of consistency.You need both in moderation together to overcome the odds and obstacles hindering your progress.

Select

Everything in life is a choice.You blame others for the decisions made on your behalf because you were just a thumb sucking kid who did not know the ways of the world? While blaming is a choice; so is dealing with the mess in your life.Everything is a choice.

Unceasing

A problem is a problem when you deem it as a problem.Instead of regretting your bad choices,focus on correcting its negative implications.You may feel the urge to start over,but the thing is – when you run and fall down,you just get up and start running again; you don’t go back to the starting post and begin running all over again.