One of the very worst uses of time is to do something very well that need not be done at all.Thirty percent of a manager’s time is spent “firefighting” or fixing problems that do not have to be problems. “The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.”
Self-discipline is easier to maintain when it is a habit. It is similar to building a fit body. You have to do it today, tomorrow, every day. Perseverance is the key. Build your self-discipline muscle, daily. Watch your attitude to food, exercise, watching TV, using social media, playing computer games and so on. Be honest with yourself – what die-hard habits are taking you off-track? What changes in your approach will make the most difference to your success?
A good education is a key step to changing our lives, and in changing our lives we also change others. In Oxford we learnt to build financial models, but we also learnt how to respect others, and how to make the best use of our efforts to build the world a better future. For every little dream we dream, we determine the significance of the life we lead.