You Have No Hold On Me

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You Have No Hold On Me

  "If you love life, don't waste time. For time is what life is made up of." - Bruce Lee

Time is the one resource we are all given, just for existing. Everyone must choose how to spend their time. It is the one thing that, no matter who you are, what you do, or where you live, you will always have control over. So why do I waste so much of it? Why did I spend three hours in front of the TV yesterday? If time is so valuable, why do I throw it away so readily?

Reject the short-term satisfaction of temptation in favor of the long-term results of discipline 

When I find myself wasting time, I find that I have been grossly shortsighted. My line of thinking is far too narrow, and I have failed to see the big picture. Ask anyone and they will tell you, my weakness is video games. If I allow myself I could spend hours on end in front of a tv, controller in hand. This is extremely satisfying in the short term, but what good does it really do me? How has my life improved afterwards? It hasn't.

So I need to shift my mindset. Here is how I reject the short-term satisfaction of temptation in favor of the long-term results of discipline: I place a higher value on every minute of my day. I constantly remind myself that every second counts. And when minutes have passed, I ask myself what I have done with them. If at any time the answer is "nothing," I have failed in my duty. I don't need to cut out the things I enjoy completely, but rather use them as a reward for time well-spent. In this way, I do not give in to the temptation of video games, but I use them, in moderation, to better myself.

Time is all you have. Control it, use it wisely, and grow stronger.

See you on the mat,

Coach Monkey