Strategic usage gets meaning when you are in short of something. When you have important tasks and less time for doing them…. you use your time very strategically to do the job. When you are in short of money…you spend it very strategically to get what are most important to you. You can’t afford wasting your money. The same is true about learning skills….you have to focus on what you are good at to get maximum of your potentials….
If you are born poor….you are naturally a late starter… In very critical time of your life…just when you are stepping in adolescence…you might have to spend a big chunk of your critical time to work so you could afford learning key skills and equip yourself for success. Certainly this big chunks of critical time lag you behind of your time unless you spend your time wisely…. If you are aware of the fact that you don’t have the luxury of plenty of time…then you have to spend your time very strategically to become successful…..To me, it is what is called living in depth…..
You will be able to use your time and resources strategically when you realize that it is not just stomach that has needs but also your mind and psyche… You need to nourish your mind with intellect…psyche with loving people… and so on. If you focus on one area…you might be successful in that area but disastrous in others….
As it is true for individuals..it is true for nations… strategic use of time to overcome shortage of skilled people and strategic usage of resources…to overcome missing key moments of progress that other nations had…is a way to overcome the problem of late starting…..