Most people fail in life not because they do not have aspirations, but often times because they do not organize their energies around their goals and aspirations. Naturally, time is lost to people who do not have anything they are aspiring for in life. It is evident that when people do not plan their lives for whatever reasons, time speeds them and they do not seem to care or be concerned that the passage of time is not in their favor.
One major area you need to be Mad about is your time. Time is critical factor to an aspiring life, and no one with aspiration can afford to play with time. Benjamin Franklin says, Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for time is the stuff that life is made of. You will agree with me that after the gift of life from God, time is the second most precious gift God has given to men. Time is the very essence of life. Time is conductor of music of life, it is the referee of the game of life and the chief games master in the ultimate race of life. From the time we are in the womb to the time of our final departure on earth, our lives are counted by seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years. See how time flies!
Therefore, our understanding of time, our perception of time, our reaction to time will eventually determine the quality and the worth of our lives in this realm. Time is all weve got to determine what is important to us in life to continually create value around those issues that are most important to us in life that our world and generation yet unborn would benefit from.
The present pandemic should have thought us how much our time could be stolen from us. Everything stopped suddenly, and no one could help. those who suffered most are the procrastinators, have postponed what need to be done at the time it was to be done to a future day that was stolen by coronavirus. Coronavirus made time to be unreachable, unseeable, unusable, and projects became unachievable.
If you desire to be successful, wealthy and affluent in life, your reaction to time, your respect to time and your adherence to the principles guiding time would easily determine whether you are indeed ready for success or whether you are only play acting. The preacher in the Bible gives a clear understanding of time and seasons. In his postulations he says to everything there is season, a time for every purpose under heaven. The time you were born, the time you were crawling, the time you started walking, the time you were enrolled in school see how time flies!
There is morning time, there is afternoon, evening and night. All these signify the time of our lives. Time to sow and time to reap, time to pay and time to play, time of pain and time to gain, all these signify the time of our lives. A poet and a song writer once advised toil while the sun shines, toil in the day time, use your time well before the night comes. Have you considered a 60-year-old man working as a gate man in a company and a 25-year-old boy walking about the streets doing nothing! When you choose to play at the time you ought to pay or chose to gain at the time of pain, then you lack understanding time and the consequences could be grievous.
Let us examine a generation of people in the bible. The Bible states that and of the children of Issachar which were men that had understanding of times, to know what Israel ought to do the head of them were two hundred, and all their brethren were at their commandment. 1 Chronicles 12:3. By my understanding of this quote, I am of the opinion that if an individual understands his purpose in life, and have adequate knowledge about his area of calling in life, and he also prioritized and strategize very well, he would soon become an authority and a commander, others would follow in that area of life, and all these are functions of understanding time appropriately.
Understanding time is about being proactive with our purpose in life; our willingness to do the right thing at the right time in hope of achieving our goals, aspirations and objective per time. Time management starts with self management and personal discipline where our greatest priorities in life are concerned. Time is the greatest essence of life and when we understand ourselves and our calling in life, we begin to invest time rather than spend it. Life is really short and is too full of unworthy activities clamoring for our attention at the detriment of much more crucial activities that would add values and substance to our aspirations and purposeful life.
Let me leave you with these tips about time which will make you have better understanding of time. Recite them aloud! Memorize them and act them:
Time is the major and inevitable currency of my life, I will invest it well.
My Time is my speed, I will run with it.
Time is a leveler and does not respect location, I will respect it and allocate it well
Killing time is not murder, it is suicide because my time is my life, I will not kill it.
Time is impossible to store, to stop or to retrieve, I will employ it well to my advantage.Everyone is in a race against time.
Time is more valuable than money.The amount of time I spend on anything is important.
Proper time control brings me freedom;My importance in life is measured by how much I utilize the time allotted to me on earth;Time itself cannot change my circumstances, but time is my most precious asset to change my circumstances.
Make these declarations to yourself from today and TAKE TIME!
See you at the top!