The Value of Time

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It is man’s most valuable commodity. A commodity that cannot be replenished as it constantly passes us. We cannot save it, or accumulate it. We are constantly moving forward, constantly aging, constantly experiencing life as it unfolds to us. It will heal all of our wounds. It will allow us to gain knowledge and wisdom. It will teach us patience. It will teach us the value of time knowing that the future is arriving as fast as the past is forming.

We are only given a certain amount of time on this earth. We often hear the phrase “one lifetime is not enough”, truthfully, it is enough IF we use it right.

So the major question we all need to contemplate on is…are we truly valuing our time?
Do we realize its VALUE?

If you don’t, this consider this..

To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a class.
ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.
ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
ONE DAY, ask a day wage laborer with children to feed.
ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
ONE MINUTE, ask the person who just missed the train.
ONE SECOND, ask the person who narrowly avoided a car accident.
ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won the silver medal in the olympics.

Time is unpredictable. We cannot guarantee we will even still be alive in 10 years, 10 months, 10 days or 10 minutes from now. Perhaps it is safer to assume that our time is running out fast.
Which begs the question, are we using it to the fullest potential?

What are some of the things we have been putting off? what are some of our dreams that we have put on hold due to ‘the timing just not being right’? How many responsibilities are we avoiding? how many tasks are we procrastinating?

Were I to tell you that today was your last day on earth? Would you say you have done everything you needed to? Said everything needed to be said? Achieved everything you have always wanted to achieve?

Our time is running mmmout. Always. We cannot escape it. How are we using our time?
Are we completing our tasks that we need to in order to achieve our goals? Or are we wasting it away in front of the television, social media, video games etc.

A man was once asked to explain what hell on earth was. His response was that hell on earth is when you are on your death bed, and a man enters the room, looking successful and happy and says to you, “I’m the man you could have been, had you put the time in”, and around your bed, you will see all your potential, all of your talents, your dreams and ambitions and they will cry out to you, “only you could have given us life, only you could have made us into something, and NOW we must die with you…..forever”.

Do not let your hell on earth become your reality. Do not let your time slip by without you working towards the things that are important to you. Stop wasting your time. Start moving FORWARD. Start thinking more. Start putting in more of an effort.
Determine your goals, set your mind to achieve them and DO IT!

Using your time wisely is sometimes in direct correlation with your goals. Prioritize your goals and plan your time around them. There is a saying that goes ‘eating your frogs’. It refers to your most important and challenging task to complete throughout the day.  By ‘eating your frog’ it allows you to complete your most time taxing task as soon as possible. Start eating your frogs as early as you can in the day and get it out of your way. This will allow you more time to work on other important things in your life.
Start setting your goals. Start managing your time.

There is no time for us to waste. There is no time to wander and think when is the right time. The truth is, there usually never will be a right time. So make RIGHT NOW that perfect time to do what you need to do. Your time is so precious, don’t waste it on things that don’t matter, don’t waste it on people who always let you down, don’t do things that don’t give you joy. Pick a path and focus and work towards it relentlessly.

Always remember, what you do today is IMPORTANT because you are exchanging a day in your LIFE for it!!!

Your time is moving…make sure you use it wisely….

 

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