"I have to watch my time but I do not want to watch time pass by without some testaments or fulfillment. I want time to watch me do something extraordinary or phenomenal as it passes by me." NosaJ
One of our sad preoccupations with time is complaining that we do not have enough time.One of our great abuses of time is how we utilize our time or treat time. We need time and yet some of us want time to go by quickly.
On any given Monday morning, a multitude of people are already wishing that it was Friday and so they wish time away. Are you one of them? You have already had your Friday and your weekend and you will have it again in due course. It is something to look forward to and not to wish away. Pay day has just arrived and maybe you are already wishing it was pay day again. It will come. It is lunch time and maybe you are looking at the clock, like so many other people, wishing it was 5:00 pm and time to go home. It will come of its own accord.
Home is of course a place to look forward to but by focusing on the clock, you are wishing away time. It is like having a reliable friend that you want to get away from but Instead keeping the company of bad friends and looking to them for guidance. What you should be thinking is what can I do to make this day better before it is 5:00 pm or thereabouts and time to go home? What can I do for myself and for others before time dictates that it is the end of the work day,
A simple truth is that we squander time. We need time to get a lot of things done. We need time to be more productive and efficient and yet we cannot wait for some things to be over in a hurry or for time to fly by.Time is standard. Time is constant and also one of our greatest assets. It may be one of the most reliable things that we do have in life, unless of course your time piece dies on you or of course you forget that hour when you have to turn the hand of time backwards or forwards.
Life assigns us all a certain amount of time. I call this the quantity of time that we have. The amount of time that you have been assigned or the quantity of time that you have, can be diminished or extended by virtue of your own actions, free will or the actions of others.
I also think of it as a currency. Time is like any currency that we have and spend well, invest it wisely or just waste it. Everyone in life wastes a certain amount of time but not everyone knows how to spend time or invest it wisely. Time spent wisely, is a life well spent.The way that you spend your time is up to you. I call this the quality of time. The gift of free will is also yours to unfold your own time, to decide how to spend your quantity of time, where to spend time and with whom to spend time.
You can spend time lying in bed all day if you want to or you can get up and go to work or do something more creative with the day. You can spend time at home with family or step out with friends. You can watch TV all night and then be too tired to go to work the next day or you can watch a reasonable amount of TV , still feel satisfaction and more to look forward to the next day. You can spend the whole day complaining about something, someone or somewhere or you can spend time trying to resolve what troubles you.
You can spend time worrying and stressing about something that has or has not yet happened or you can stay calm and brace yourself for the impact or prepare yourself to address the matter.You can spend time being afraid of somewhere or something happening or you can spend some time building up your confidence and courage so that fear becomes a stranger to you.
I have to say that I love and respect time. Time is fascinating, time is a mystery and time is beautiful. I am thankful for the time that I have and for the time that I have been able to spend with friends and family in person or even on the phone. I cannot say that I have managed my time perfectly in any respect but I appreciate the essence of time and I am learning more and more to use my quantity of time more carefully and wisely. I am learning more and more to spend time more wisely rather than waste my currency and quality of time.
Wake up and appreciate that the time that you have. Wake up and spend your currency of time wisely or invest it in something, somewhere or someone that adds quality to your life and or to a better you.