25 Things That Are Not Worth Your Time in Life
You’ve probably heard the phrase; “Time is money”. Well, that’s a big understatement. Time is not money. Time is life. Money lost can be regained in time; but time lost can never be recovered. With this consciousness, you’ll see that our time is more valuable than most of the things we spend time doing. So what are some of those things that are not worth your time?
Today, we look at 25 things that are not worth your time.
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1. Beating yourself up
The only people who don’t make mistakes are dead people. You know why? It’s because dead people do nothing. Quit seeing yourself as a perfect human being and embrace your flaws. You will make mistakes. It’s your ability to rise above them that makes you strong. Here is a challenge for you; if you can tell us one good thing that comes out of beating yourself up, we’ll buy you a round trip ticket to Dubai.
2. Holding Grudges
People can be annoying; and you can also be annoying to some people. It’s human nature to be erratic and unpredictable. This does not justify holding a grudge over petty things. Holding a grudge is like holding onto a burning coal and expecting someone else to get burnt. It’s you who get hurt. Negative energy is not worth your time.
3. Living on Hard drugs and alcohol
Why would you want to go down a path that nobody has ever made it through ahead? It’s one of those decisions in life you can already predict the outcome; misery, for yourself and those you care about. This path only lead to regrets.
4. Living to impress others
Why would you want to spend the money you barely have, to buy what you don’t need, just to impress people you don’t like and that don’t care about you. Life is too short to try to impress people that don’t have any stake in your life. If they are not impressed by who you are becoming, then it’s their problem not yours.
5. Being Promiscuous
There are over 7 billion people on earth. You could devote all your life to living a promiscuous life and you would still not meet 1% of the people on earth. And you know what; the beautiful ones are not yet born. Your brain power and emotions can be put to much better use.
6. Jobs that make you miserable
The decision to stay in a job that makes you miserable is your choice. You may want to give all the reasons in the world for not having a choice, but that’s mostly not true. You do have a choice to develop yourself in the line of work that interests you. If your job makes you miserable, either drop it or change your attitude towards the job.
7. Being in Relationships that drain your energy
Whether it’s just friends or love relationship, you want to spend your time with people that bring positive energy to your life; people that inspire you to be the best version of yourself. If you are in a relationship that only serves to fulfill your lusts and vain desires, you’ve got to move on, my friend.
Unless you are old and grey, or practically handicapped, you are better off making the effort to change what you hate in your life than wallowing in self pity. Regret is something we all experience once in a while. An opportunity missed, wrong course studied, marriage to the wrong person; you can’t change the past. You need all that mental power to face the present and forge the future you desire.
9. Fist fighting over a cheating partner
You’ve probably seen some of those videos of two people fighting over a partner. It’s disgraceful to watch but the parties involved don’t take the time to think about the possible damage to their reputation before getting into a fight. The most people will do is get entertained by the show of shame, take videos and post them on social media. You lose all the way.
10.Worrying (Living in the Past and future)
Modern life comes with its baggage. There often seem to be a reason to worry. But you can choose to live consciously. You cannot change what has happened by worrying about it. Neither can worry about the future make it any better. All you really have control over is the present and what you do in it.
11.Trying to force a friendship
Why would you want to be with someone who doesn’t want to be with you? Life is tough as it is. We need each other to ease the troubles and burdens of life. Being with someone who does not want to be with you is like driving on a flat tire. You’ll put in more than necessary energy and still won’t make progress.
12.Playing to win a Lottery
You are 6 to 45 times more likely to be struck by a lightning than you are to win a lottery. If you drive 10 miles to purchase a lottery ticket, depending on where you live, you are 3 to 20 times more likely to be killed in a car accident along the way than to win the jackpot. The odd of winning is hugely against you. Don’t waste your time.
13. Cheating on a Spouse
The damage of cheating in a marital relationship hugely outweighs the few minutes of pleasure. Everyone including the kids gets to share in the associated pain. It’s not worth it. It may not be easy to resist that temptation but be quick to remind yourself if you are willing to live with the consequences of getting caught.
14.Investing energy in empty conversations
Have you come across people arguing about who is better between Messi and Ronaldo? Or who is sexier between Nicki Minaj and Cardi B? Eleanor Roosevelt former first lady of the United State and social activist puts it clearly when she said, “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people”. Choose where you belong.
15.Obsessing over Celebrity dramas
Obsession over celebrity dramas is really one of the dumbest things to do with one’s life. You don’t need to keep up with the Kardashians. It’s worth nothing knowing what outfit some random celebrity stepped out in last weekend. Let’s not even talk about the dating and break ups dramas. It’s relevant to understand the times you’re living in and work on how to make the best of it. But the celebrity dramas only benefit those who build their career around it.
16.Gossiping and backbiting
You can have “small talk” all you want. But, picking people and making them the subjects of conversations, especially in a negative manner is definitely not a sport for smart people.
17.Living a fake life
It takes the same amount of work to fake it, as it takes to put in the work and actually become it. Wouldn’t you rather become the person you desire than pretend to be who you are not? It’s ten thousand miles better to be rich than to look rich.
18.Over-thinking every move
You’ve probably heard or read the book, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. It wouldn’t be out of place to extend the title to be, Think, Act and Grow Rich. You see, it doesn’t matter how much you think, without taking action, nothing happens. You’ll only end up with a different title, Over-Think and Grow Poor.
19. Living the life other people expect of you
May be because you were good with mathematics and science in school, your parents expects you to study medicine. Or you friends expect you to behave in a certain way. In the end, it’s you who will live with the regret of not expressing your true self.
20. Trying to get adults to change their character
Character is destiny. It forms from childhood all the way to adulthood. You don’t meet people and expect to change them to become who you want them to be. People are who they are for many reasons. If you can’t live with people the way they are, you’ll save yourself a lot of trouble letting them be. Yes people can make the effort to change, but it’s not your job to change them.
21. Trying to explain yourself to critics
You don’t have to explain your every move to the world. They don’t care anyway. And those who care don’t need all the explanation.
22.Trolling on People on the internet
You see them all over the internet. They are the keyboard warriors. The internet bullies. Don’t be one of them. It’s not worth your time causing discord and promoting hatred.
Everyone on social media is living by a script. Nothing is what it seems. You can have hundred thousand followers and still have no friends. You can use all the emojis and still feel depressed. It’s not worth your time really.
24.Being a mediocre
Why settle for less than you can be when you can be even more. Make more demand from life
25.Sticking with one opinion all your life
There are over 2oo countries in the world; over 7 billion people; thousands of cultures and languages. You should learn to see things from other people’s perspective. You may learn valuable life lessons
There you have it, the 25 things that are not worth your time in life. Which of these things will you work on spending less time on? Share with us in the comment section. If you are yet to subscribe to After School Africa channel, this is likely a good time to subscribe.
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