How Do You Find The Time?

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The first principle of time management is, you don’t manage time, you manage activity. There’s no way to manipulate more than twenty-four hours in a day. It can’t be about more time. It has to be about what’s done with the time we have.

Time can’t be stockpiled or used like rollover minutes. It’s not possible to stack up points to be redeemed for more time. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could gift more time to each other? If we could give bonus minutes we would be both popular and rich. When a life is cut short by ill-fated events the person should have the right to will their unused time to the Heir of their choice. We certainly shouldn’t complain about senior citizens living beyond their means minutes.

Time is an asset that depreciates or goes up in value based on how it’s invested. I have a lump in my throat as I acknowledge that activity doesn’t necessarily mean productivity. Being busy doesn’t mean I’m being constructive. I know people who are completely exhausted from doing nothing. They’ve chosen to be immobilized by what they should do. Using up their energy fighting against themselves. You may have someone like that in your life. They can wear you out with all the talk about what they’re never going to do . Even though you care about them you have to control your space to save precious time.

Britons took part in a national survey listing their biggest regrets. Nearly three-quarters of people over sixty believe regrets are inevitable. 90 per cent said they wished they had made a different life choice at some point in their lives. Not traveling more, losing touch with old friends, and remorse about time wasted with the wrong partner were the three most popular answers. Not working harder in school and not telling a relative who’s now dead that they were loved rounded out the top five, according to Sarah O’Grady, author of the article. UK/News/Daily Express Aug 6, 2015

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Tony Campolo, professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University, cites a study done of 50 people over the age of 95. They were asked what they would do differently if they had to live over again. Here are the three dominant answers;  1. They would risk more,  2. They would reflect more. and,  3. They would do more things that would live on after they were dead. What a beautiful bundle of wisdom to unwrap with care. When I read this I felt like I had been given a secret to time.

My favorite gift to give has always been a watch. I think it’s important to know what time it is. We don’t know how many years, days, and hours we will get to spend. What we do get to decide is how we’ll spend the time we get. I believe we all do what we want. Not what we wish for but what matters to us the most. Maybe the best way to tell time is by what we are doing with our lives. I’m going to decide what to do today. I have choices to make about how I make people feel about themselves and me. I can use my time for things that will evaporate or I can can do those things that will live long after I’m gone. I don’t think anyone has ever complained about being loved too much. It’s up to me to find the time to do what really matters.

What do you think about time?

 

 

2 thoughts on “How Do You Find The Time?

  1. cjohn53834 says:

    Time is the component to all that matters. It reflects exactly what and who our priorities are. Higher priorities are given more of our time. Making sure that our time and priorities align is not always easy. I think it is time to reevaluate. Thought provoking subject!

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