"The heights of great men reached and kept was not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept were toiling upwards in the night."
- Winston Churchill - Former British Prime Minister
This quote by Winston Churchill refers to a sleep. Lets look away from the natural sleep for a second and consider the sleep that many seem to be in at the moment. ‘Sleeping’ away your teenage years, will certainly come back to hunt you. Your life is a space of time between your birth and your death. Your life therefore is basically time. Success in any field comes from investing considerable time building the relevant skills.
Today, ask yourself this questions:
- What sleep are you sleeping while others are toiling away in the night?
- What heights could you reach in a year, 2 years, or even 10 years if you would just wake up from this sleep and invest your time?
- What skills could you start building now to get you to the top of field, career or area of interest?
You don’t want to be saying in 10 years time, I wish I had learned this skill when I was younger, I could have been ( fill the blank) by now. wondered what kind of sleep Bill Gates mates were sleeping when he was learning programming in his teens or what slumber Beyonce friends were engaging in when she was rehearsing, singing, doing shows and going on tours even when she did’t feel like it.
Please wake up. Curb your sleep and make the best use of tour TIME. Remember; Time lost can never be regained.
For tips on how to get started Here's a helpful guide on Finding your Purpose specifically created for teenagers. You might also want to read our blog entry on setting goals.