168 hours... what will you do with them?

Sunday, April 04, 2010Brother Mustafaa


by
Mustafaa Abdul Muhammad

In The Name of ALLAH, The Beneficent, The Merciful

In the recent lecture series by The Hon. Louis Farrakhan entitled "The Time And What Must Be Done" our attention is brought to the importance of time. In this society some equate time with money, therefore our time is a valuable resource. The thing with time is once it is spent it can never be recaptured, so we must be very careful that we do not misuse or waste our valuable time. 

At the beginning of each week we are given a full new set of 168 hours for that week, which consists of 7 - 24 hour days. With this much time it is hard to accept the excuse, "I do not have time." We have nothing but time, yet without proper planning and goals to accomplish life can speed right on by without our conscious awareness. For example, we have heard one comment, "I can't believe I have been out of school for 10 years... where did the time go." or "It seems my children just grew up right before my eyes." Time moves quickly and waits for no one. 

What I want us to do this week and going forward is to be more cognizant of our time and what we do with it. Remember you have 168 hours each week to accomplish whatever you choose. If time is money why do we waste ours on non beneficial things, events, people? 

What will follow is a simple breakdown(of my schedule) that I like to show which explains how the time just get's away as we say. 

Top of the week we get 168 hours

168 hours/Week
-40 hours week/ Maybe if we work a normal job
-20 hours week/community work
-35 hours week/sleep
-6 hours week/Religious worship-fellowship
-30 hours week/ running my business

Even with this basic schedule I still have 37 hours left in the week to do many other things. Of course, your weekly reality will be different especially if you have children/family. But, this is just to acquaint us with the reality that we have more time during the week than we might think.

In conclusion, this week let us all use our time more wisely and productively. See for yourself  how much of 168 hours do you use a week and how much you have left. The answer might surprise you. 

Thank you for reading these few words

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