It is the end of another busy day and you are wondering where did the time go? A lot of us seem to have this problem. There never seems to be enough time in the day for everything we need or want to do. Or is there? It’s always a question of time, you are either on time, out of time, pressed for time, having a bad time, or just racing against time, thinking that maybe next time, for sure there is still time until one day your time is up. Time is of the essence. All we have to do is to decide what to do with the time that is given to us
There is never enough time, or is there?
We all know how easy it is to waste time and get distracted by numerous non-essential activities. There is nothing more distracting than having a source of unlimited information, entertainment, and shopping at your fingertips. Perhaps you spend several hours playing computer games, watching endless TV, obsessively checking your social media feeds. You may think that wasting an hour here and there is not a big deal, but it is because slowly but surely and without you realizing it you can blow away a whole lifetime.
You have to be conscious of where your time is going because that’s where your life is going. Make everyday count for something. Don’t get sucked into pointlessness. Of course, you can watch a bit of TV and play computer games but be intentional about it. It is important that you attach value to your time. Life is precious and frittering away time is more than you can spare.
“If you want to leave your footprints on the sands of time do not drag your feet.”A.P.J Abdul Kalam
The value of Time. How you spend your day is how you spend your life
Time is the most valuable asset each person has. Every day when we wake up, each one of us has the same amount of time to live a meaningful life, to learn, to give, to share, to experience, to make a difference, to be who we really want to be. We all have twenty-four hours a day to do all those things. How you spend your days is how you spend your life. You must make the most of time, because as it ticks by and the days turn into weeks, then into months, and then into years; life can pass you by before you know it. Don’t wait all week for the weekend, enjoy each day as it comes. Don’t wait all year for the summer, enjoy each season as it comes. Don’t wait all your life to be happy, happiness happens every day.
The Value of Time
“To realize the value of one year, ask a student who failed a grade. To realize the value of one month, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby. To realize the value of one week, ask a writer of a weekly newspaper. To realize the value of one day, ask an applicant who missed a job interview. To realize the value of one hour, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet. To realize the value of one minute, ask the person who just missed his plane. To realize the value of one second, ask a person who has survived an accident. To realize the value of one millisecond, ask the person who has won a silver medal in the Olympics.”
There is never enough time unless you make time.
Time waits for no one. Too often we do not realize the value of what we have until it is gone. How many people out there will not realize the value of spending quality time with their aging parents until after their parents have died and later live with regret? The time is there to take an unscheduled trip to surprise your parents and pass some enjoyable moments, sharing meals, laughing, exchanging stories, connecting, and really appreciating each other.
How many people out there do not realize the value of showing appreciation to their wife or husband for the little things that they do every day, until the time that the spouse decides to leave, sick and tired of being taken for granted and not feeling appreciated.
How many people out there do not realize the value of being spontaneous, of being young and feeling alive, living life to the full, doing things on the spur of the moment, only to realize when they become old, tired, and sick that they had the opportunity and missed out?The Quest for most of us is to understand that time is of the essence.
Time is the most valuable commodity that each of us has. Once spent, you can never get it back. Spend it wisely.
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Awareness of time is the critical point that I take from this — but sometimes, doing nothing is doing something…(Anna Quindlen said that first….)
Thank you Karen for stopping by and for your feedback. You are right sometimes being still can be a very effective way to get Clarity on what needs to be done next