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Dealing with time wasters (I)

Time is an amazing thing. Each human being whether young or old, rich or poor, educated or illiterate each gets allotted twenty four hours per day. What we each do with our daily allotment of time determines the quality and quantity of our output in life.

As we daily spend time second by second we are all inching gradually into our future so we can predict our future by how and what we use our time for. The seeds we sow with our time will yield a harvest in our future.

“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.” C S Lewis

If our lives must count we must consciously watch how and where our time is being spent. When we mishandle time our lives becomes mismanaged. When we effectively utilize time life becomes meaningful and productive. Time is a neutral issue- it never goes fast, neither is it slow. Time cannot be slowed down nor accelerated. When time is spent it is gone for good. Time can never be regained or recycled.

“Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.”    Haruki Murakami

Time has to be used wisely. There is a right time for whatever we need to do. We must strive to get the most value from each day. Every second spent must yield maximum value.

“Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another man gets a full year’s value out of a week.” Charles Richards

When we do the right thing at the right we use time well but when we do things at the wrong time we abuse and waste time.

“There’s an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth.” Ecclesiastes 3.1 The Message

Time is so important that our life gets calculated by time. A day is made up of 24 hours and our age is calculated in years based on days. When a man wastes time he is wasting his life.  “A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life.” Charles Darwin

When a man uses time well he is using his life well. When we spend time oblivious of the future implication we are wasting time and consequently wasting our lives. We all desire to have more time but the issue is not more time but better time management.

“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” William Penn

Time is a very vulnerable issue- it gets easily attacked and can be wasted hence we need to know what factors and issues waste our time and see how we can sort things out. We have no time to waste so we must be up and doing. We have only one life to live and we have no choice but to make it count. There is absolutely no excuse why we should not make it.

“Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got.” Art Buchwald.

TO BE CONTINUED

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