Time is your life
Yeah, you read it right, time is life. How you want to spend it is up to you. Everyone here is given 24 hours to live.
It is totally up to you whether you want to live it fully or leaving it fully.
There are two kinds of people in this world.
The one is interested to take risks to live a fearless life. The others are busy complaining about each and everything.
You have to decide whether you want to live a life of contribution or that of misery it is totally up to you.
The basic unit of Function
You may have studied in basic science classes that cell is the basic unit of structure and function of life or living things.
The same applies here too. Whatever you want to function, you need time to function well or at all.
If you haven’t time it is next to useless even think about you can function anything.
The basic unit of Structure
Life is made up of time, so the structural unit of life is time. You want anything to do you must have time.
The death bed is a living example of this theory, at death bed everyone wants to do a lot of things but they can’t due to deficiency of basic unit of structure of life.
There is no doubt if one is sane and knows how life works.
Time needs action, the action is the energy converted to make a change in the internal or external environment of an individual.
Time is action-oriented, it considers rest as death.
In real essence, it is perhaps death which takes action from our hands.
Be cautious in giving it to others
People interested in self-development never invest their time on unproductive and worthless people, whose whole concentration of life is upon food, drink, and sleep.
Count your time wisely
Ticking of the clock reminds us that our time is gradually decreasing and we are nearing ourselves to graves.
One word always motivates us and that is death. If we die now, what will be dying with us forever?
Does this question change our perspective of how we are counting our time?
If we start counting our time wisely, we will never be frustrated over our daily hustles.
Decide to act on time
Perfect timing doesn’t exist in this universe. It paves its path to perfection only when we decide to act on time.
It saves us time, energy and resources if we decide to do our pending works in this available time. There is no other time.
I like conquers and victorious warriors who decided to act on time.
Managing time effectively is a myth, most of the experts of this field now realize.
There are no effective management techniques if we dive deep in the subject of time management.
However, there are effective management skills which can make it easy for us to train our dragon, (time).
Find time if not then create it
You will never find time for doing things you want to do, you must create time for every opportunity knocks at your door.
And if you are like most of the other people who haven’t door at all then in your first priority you must build one.
For this too you need time, find it if you didn’t find then create it.
Give it like giving gold
Gold is a standard of wealth for centuries and was among the main factors of fights and wars.
In the modern era of technology, the time is a standard of wealth and it will remain for centuries.
You don’t believe?
Just ask media and tech giants about this.
They might not tell you the truth but if you see their business models they all depend on the time of consumers spend on their businesses.
Your time is more precious than gold or anything in this world, so give it at least like you are giving gold.
If it is not worth gold then never ever give to anyone or anything.
Highlight your priorities
Make it priority to prioritize your most important tasks and dreams and goals. Then allocate time to it, otherwise, you will never find it.
Highlight first those things needs to be done and without being done you can’t rest, sleep well or enjoy your life.
Then do less important than daily chores then you are allowed to entertain yourself with whatever you want to.
Not before this. This kind of discipline feeds you with success and productivity.
Imaginary blocks or barrier
Discipline has various enemies, yet the most important one is that of imaginary blocks or barriers our mind creates for us to thrill us with challenges to overcome.
Like, we have a lot of time; the test is on Monday, why start study on Friday? We can start the study on Saturday or Sunday’s night.
Such kind of excuses plays a major role in our delayed projects, unfinished businesses, and unfulfilled dreams and goals.
Important things first
This is another aspect of prioritizing; make lists of the most important tasks for your life.
Let’s suppose we want to complete our degree with good grades, this is important for us to fulfill our dreams.
Now when you decided and sorted out that is your most important task for the next 2 or 4 years.
Then remember whatever happens to you, then you have to stick with it and leave it only when it is accomplished.
Join passion and profession
Wastage of time is due to the weight of time we invest in our profession, not in our passion.
Duality never unifies our time and energies sometimes they may occur in different directions.
To avoid this deficiency we have to join our passion and profession. How will it happen?
We have to decide it on our own.
Keep track of your time
Let me ask you one question; where you are spending your most of the time?
If you are like most of us than you don’t even know.
What about your life than?
You will never know how you have spent your life?
This is where keeping track of your time comes into action.
Start keeping records of your time spent you will definitely, effectively manage your time and in a larger sense your life.
Those people who have ever managed to leave legacy were those people who managed time well.
They kept track of their time and outlived their counterparts due to their management skills and willingness to do what fitted into their schedules.
Limitation is a gift
Life is limited in the amount of time. We all die and we all live just once. It makes our lives worth living, interesting, and thrilling.
If we had to live for longer periods when our bodily systems were near to die we would commit suicides.
This limitation and the uncertainty that one day each and everything will be finished makes us interested in our lives.
Because we have a lot to do in a short time.
The bonus is that we don’t know when we will die?
In order to leave a legacy, we must have to manage?
This is due to the following concept:
Time is Manageable
Everything in our lives, which is intangible, can be managed by our mind.
Keeping track will give us insights to manage our time wisely, which will drive our productivity, and enhance our chances to succeed in our lives.
Narrow down your lists
This is another aspect of management, narrowing down our lists of important tasks.
Degree, job, fun, entertainment, sports, hobbies, training, courses, cooking, gardening and much more can’t be important at the same time.
The shorter you have your lists of important things the shorter will it take to accomplish.
The longer it is the longer will it take to finish.
In my perspective we have this life for only two purposes; the one is learning and the other is teaching.
Learning is a process which will never end. Leonardo de Vinci at age 80+ was still learning what about us?
Our life will be a blessing if we manage our time to learn and then to teach if we want to leave a legacy of good.
Teaching is an advanced form of learning, we know this when we want to teach someone else.
It makes us wonder how simple it looked us some concept but how difficult it is to teach others who have no basic skills necessary for doing the job.
Time invested in teaching is never wasted.
The sensation is the purest experience of stimulus in our internal or external environment from sense organs to our brain.
Perception comes next; whatever we take from the environment we group it in our pre-existing experiences.
Time is like this too, if we have the sensation of time previously good or bad our perception makes it better or worse for us.
In time management we are required to perceive it as good and interesting otherwise mind is not going to help us in this regard.
Qualify for pleasure
All successful people first qualify themselves for pleasure than they take pleasure as a gift.
Biographies of successful people, reveals that they had the tendency of postponing pleasure, in order to complete the uncompleted tasks they had on their lists.
Rationalization is bad in management
Reasoning about taking time for unimportant tasks is a bad technique for managing time.
The time you decided to do something important to you, no matter what it takes you to have to complete it no matter what.
This attitude and discipline make us more successful in the long run than anything else will ever do.
Scarcity makes us cautious of things important to us to be protected and cared.
It makes us wonder what we can do with a limited amount of things.
It makes us more curious to find out ways to use our resources wisely because there is no other alternative.
When you start thinking about your life this way.
You will never waste your time watching the new season of some fantasy movie or thriller of the new best seller.
You will find ways to save your time to complete your important task.
Technique is alive if you believe
There are countless experts out there who proclaim that they have some cutting edge techniques which will solve your time management problems just when you buy their books, program or something else.
But, in reality, there is no such thing as the magic that will make you a master of time management.
The trick is that technique will work if you have a belief that it will work.
In life there are no short cuts, you have to work hard, discipline yourself and dedicate yourself to master its management.
The popular myth of time management is, we can’t control our time.
It is as if we are trying to control the flow of water of the river or holding sand in our palms.
But we have seen over time that rivers change their path and sand builds strong castles who have survived for centuries.
The same is the case with time, we can’t control its flow neither we can hold it like sands, but if we try to manage it, we will be able to make possible all the impossible, people around us think that impossible.
It is like virginity, once lost, lost forever.
How virginity is protected being cautious, discipline and a willingness to do what is necessary to protect what is desirable.
Time is just the same.
Wage war on unproductiveness
Although it is not the proper heading it is a reality that we only need wars to live fully.
The suicide rates in places where war is going on drops due to its realization that they can die at any moment.
The fear, anxiety and the uncertainty of death make magic to happen.
But our war is individual one against our habits our enemies for productiveness.
Waging war against unproductiveness save us from wasting at hands of time and life.
The only time matters in human life are the time in youth.
This is a stage in which one can do anything. They are more energetic, more curious and open to experience than in any stage of their lives.
In religious traditions, it has been said that on the Day of Judgment one has to answer about his time in youth.
So, it is better to be prepared for answering before it is asked.
Zealous about time
Enthusiasm about life lies in respecting the value of time.
In business we have a term of the monetary value of time; I buy gold today and it happened after years that it doubles its price.
The zeal will make you a better manager of time and life.
What do you think?
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