Today, I was forced to waste a lot of time. I was thinking of value of time and its wastage during that period and this prompted me to write this post on value of time. Time is the most precious thing for a man as it comes only once in his life and never stays long. Thus, the popular proverb goes like “Time and tide wait for none”.
Yes, time is eternal. It has neither a beginning nor an end. Yet we measure it in years, months, days, hours, minutes and seconds. We have also given meanings to the words – past, present and future. True, time has a meaning. It moves. What was yesterday is not today. What is today will not be tomorrow. Yesterday is gone. Today is and tomorrow is yet to come. Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday. Time exists always.
In every field, time has its own importance. If a farmer had not sown the seeds in proper season he would not get the paddy as thought. If a doctor doesn’t reach at the right time the patient’s life will not be saved. If you are not on time and miss the train, you miss it forever. So also the time, once you miss it, it flies off. You can never catch it. Those who do not know the importance of time, waste it or rather they spend it doing nothing.
Where is the problem? Actually problem exists in time management. As time wasted never returns and today people are wasting a lot of time wandering, they are experiencing the shortage of time and so they complain.
Have we ever thought of the importance of time. If not, then we should give attention towards it -
- To know the value of one year, ask the student who failed.
- To know the value of one month, ask the mother of a premature baby.
- To know the value of one week, ask the editor of a weekly.
- To know the value of one day, ask the daily wage worker.
- To know the value of one minute, ask the passenger who missed the train.
- To know the value of one second, ask the person who escaped an accident.
Thus, proper management of time can give a person enough time to do what he wants, improve his availability, his decision-making, his productivity, efficiency and effectiveness, and most importantly it reduces the level of stress.
Charles Darwin rightly said, “A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life.”