To their simple, degenerate minds there was only one thing to do when faced by a God more powerful than their own: Convert.Brandon Sanderson(Elantris)
Another distraction that deviates people from their God given purpose and calling is the distraction of job and formal education.
Solitude with God is a place for pregnancy. Solitude is also a place to receive great ideas and creative ideas from God. The power of imagination is strongest in the place of solitude.
It is a great thing to be able to make God your source and the time of solitude presents you with that opportunity.
Without solitude, we are overwhelmed by all the things we hope to do and all of the things we hope to do and all of the things we are planning and praying to do but we never really have the time to actually get down and get these things done.
As I ponder my pilgrim’s progress to Orthodoxy, however, I realize that I didn’t make the trip alone, but in a two-seater. And I wasn’t the one driving.
This ignorance of what to do with time is the number one reason why people get bored so easily when alone with nothing to do.
Most people have not become better than they were five years ago because people hardly invest time into improving their knowledge, skills, and talents.
You must arrest every passing time and convert it into growing your knowledge and prowess in that chosen field of influence.
Our world is filled with people who have only a shallow knowledge of certain skills and have remained like that for so many years without self-improvement
The difference between one person who is living in poverty and another person living in wealth is their understanding of what to do with time.
The reason why one man is great and another man is living in mediocrity is simply because one understood the value of time while the other did not.
The secret of all greatness is in knowing what to do with time. The secret of all the great men and women in history is that they converted their time into tangible products.
You must know what to do with your time if you must become great in this life. You must know what to do with your time if you must fulfill your purpose on the earth.
You must choose what you do with your time. You must not just do things because everybody is doing them.
It is rather your limitation that decides to what extent of greatness and to what height you are going to arise in this life. Your level of promotion in life is determined by how much you know.
To not know what to do during the vacations is just a proof that society and the school system has stolen your life from you.
Our world is structured in such a way for you not to even know and for you not to even be told and for you not to even think about it that your life is disappearing gradually and that you are left only with very little life and time.
The proof that most people don’t know how to measure their life by converting time into products is reflected in what they do with their free vacation time.
Don’t live your life not to know what to do with your time. If you don’t have any results to show for all your passing time, then you must have been trivializing time and you must have been living your life carelessly.
It is a pity that dead men are still impacting the world while men who are still alive are wasting away, roaming the world without an understanding of what to do with their time.
If you know what the treasure of time is worth, if you know that time is a resource, then you will actually be able to convert your time into any product you want.