Money can buy you many things in this world, yet if all of the billionaires in the universe pooled their considerable financial might, they could not purchase one single second of time. Its total immunity from the influence of human kind is what causes people to become deeply frustrated by time. You just can’t beat time, although time can give you a good whipping whenever it deems appropriate.
It’s slightly bizarre that no amount of money can buy you any time, but time utilised wisely, can generate any amount of money you care to imagine! To my mind, anything that can create infinite amounts of money, yet cannot be acquired by money, perfectly fits the description: priceless.
Time is making its inescapable presence felt every moment, of every day that you live. The telling question is: ‘what are you doing with time?’ One of the few things that we know for certain about time is that once it has expired, it can never be recovered, no matter how desperately it is sought. It cannot be bought, sold, borrowed, stolen, extended or reduced; it simply is. We can only use it well to add tangible value to our own existence or waste it to our personal detriment.
Your use of time is a clear declaration of intent that is observed by everyone who deals with you.
What did you do today? If your answer was ‘nothing much,’ then you wasted a day that will never return to you. You wasted an opportunity to discover clearer insights about the aspects of your life that may be hindering your forward progress. What did you learn yesterday, or the day before that? If you have no idea; then that is all that you can draw on when tomorrow arrives, with everything it has in store for you – good or bad.
People who habitually waste time often don’t realise that they’ve wasted a precious asset until the true cost becomes apparent.
Time is not neutral. It is either adding power to you or stripping folly from you. A life full of regret is often signposted by realizations that time allocated, was not best spent. ‘If I could live my life over…’ Sadly, we cannot. We get one shot at this finite treasure called life and all life is completely subject to time. What separates a passing moment, from an enduring monument? – Time.
What device is used over again to prove beyond doubt which individuals are honest, motivated, resolute or successful, from those who clearly are not? – Time. To suggest that time is important is to understate the glaringly obvious. You will never be able to subdue time but if you fail to make proper use of time, it may well cause all that you hoped for to vanish before your very eyes. Time utterly deserves your complete respect. It certainly deserves your best attention and will get it: whether you offer it voluntarily or otherwise.
A stellar career will remain nothing but a pipedream of you never show due regard for time.
What bearing does time have on your career? Think about it for a moment. A career is merely a reference for how you spent time in a working capacity. A short career is only short because time said so. A long career is only long because time said so. What divides these extremely polarized locations? What you did with the available time.
Did you know that time determines what is permissible, from what is not? Another term used to describe time is: season. We recognise seasons as periods of time marked by specific weather conditions. Humans also live in seasons. We begin with infancy, we develop into childhood, we go on to adolescence, before reaching adulthood. A season of adulthood is followed by middle age, after which we are termed: elderly.
When children behave like children it’s called normal. When adults behave like children, it’s called: disgraceful. If a small child has little knowledge, their lack of years protects them from any criticism. If an adult displays a manifest lack of insight, their age accuses them of waste and far from protecting them: exposes their wilful lack of maturity.