Spend Your Time and Energy Wisely

Welcome to my Gems of Wisdom blog, where I aim to bring back a little bit of reflection time into our busy lives. The Gems of Wisdom is about taking the time to ponder and readdress what is truly important; about taking the time to realise who we are and what we are doing with our lives amidst all of our hustling and bustling around.

We live in a world of digital time. We need to rush just to get through our hectic days. We celebrate and can’t wait for the week to end, thanking God it’s Friday (TGIF!). We quickly react rather than reflect.

We skim across the surface and pretend that we can listen while simultaneously answering our text messages.

We have brief moments (at dozens of destinations), but we rarely remain in one place long enough to get to know people. We race through our lives without pausing to consider who we really want to be or where we really want to go.

We are wired up with cell phones and the latest gadgets but yet we are melting down. Most of us are trying to do our best, but our best is never enough. There is always a strong demand that exceeds our capacity.

We try to survive on too little sleep thinking that this is the way of life; sleep seemingly gets in the way. We wolf down fast food and fuel up with coffee and many of us cool ourselves down with alcohol and sleeping pills afterwards.

Faced with so many challenges and demands at work, we become short-tempered and easily distracted. We return home from long hours of work feeling exhausted and we often experience our family not as a source of joy, but as another demand in an already over-burdened life.

Is this the life we want?

Please take a moment to ponder…

“Energy, not time, is the fundamental currency of high performance.”
– ‘The Power of Full Engagement’, Jim Loehr & Tony Schwartz

Performance, health and happiness are grounded in the skilful management of our energy.

Spend your energy wisely!

Wishing you all the best always.


Joseph Bismark
Group Managing Director, QI Ltd