Asking questions is seriously under-rated (and more so the more you know).
This is true whether you’re asking questions of others or asking them of yourself. And it’s definitely true of a question described in Alan Lakein’s How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life.
That question is simple enough. Just try it and see.
Ask yourself, “What is the best use of my time right now?” and then answer.
Is it, for example, reading well-selected quotes in search of a life-changing, immensely-useful book?
It could be.
And it could not.
Perhaps the best thing to be doing right now is an action that leads you to one of your long-range goals--whether that's learning Japanese, becoming a better parent, growing your business, or whatever..
If so, stop reading this, and go do it!
Goals don't achieve themselves.
You have to achieve them.
And how do you achieve them?
By taking control of your time and life, for one--or, put differently, by asking yourself "What is the best use of my time right now?" and following the answer as best you can.