Time is the most precious resource on earth. It is the most valuable thing people have. It is perishable, it is irreplaceable, and it cannot be stored. People compare time with gold but it is a wrong notion. The value of gold fluctuates from time to time but the value of time will never fluctuate. Even 1000 years ago, a day consisted of 24 hours per, 60 minutes per hour and 60 seconds per minutes. Still in the 21st century, a day consists of 24 hours.
There is no change in the value of time. There is no precious asset on earth rarer than time. Hence, don’t compare time with gold.
“If we lose gold we can earn it back, if we lose money we can get it back, if we lose our health we can recover it. But once we lose our time, it’s lost forever.”
Every person has 24 hours per day.
Why do few people succeed in their pursuits and others fail? Successful people utilize time in a more effective manner than unsuccessful people. They priorities activities and allocate time on the basis of importance. Time can only be reallocated from activities of lower value to activities of higher value. All work and accomplishments require time.
Due to our fast paced modern life, most people are unable to priorities their activities and are confused. Hence, they do unimportant things first and important things next. To get success in life, people should evaluate their activities in the light of what is really important to them. They must master their time rather than becoming a slave to the constant flow of events and demands on their time. They must organize their life to achieve balance, harmony, and inner peace. Lack of harmony with time and activities leads to chaos in life.
Your ability to think and priorities activities is the most valuable trait for the smoothest flow of life.
“Wise time management is inseparable from high quality life.”
It is a fact that life means time and time means life. God has given us this wonderful life to live happily and achieve life goals but not brood over failures. Time is absolutely essential to develop important relationships in life. Life itself is time and hence life without time has no value.
We all grow in time, live in time and ultimately, perish in time. There may not be an exact definition of time, but we all know what it is and its great value in human life. A man has a lot of wants. We all want fame, success, money, happiness, love, relationship etc. There is no end to our desires.
However, only a few are successful, prosperous and happy. These few are the ones who realized the value of time. They made the best use of their time and attained an enviable position in society. People who make effective use of the time at their disposal, gets the best from time.
Never curse time for not giving you riches; we have to extract riches from time. But those who forget the value of time may find to their utter dismay that it will be harsh on them later. Man may neglect time and misuse it but time doesn’t wait. It may be a fantasy that time may take revenge on us so utilize this precious resource carefully.
Time will never forget us though we may forget it. Time reciprocates. If we use it in a wise manner it gives us happiness otherwise it pushes people into troubles.
This is written by Olachukwu (2017). Photo source: Google Chrome.