When asked, “What’s the biggest mistake we make in life?”. The Buddha replied, “The biggest mistake is you think you have time.”
Time is free but it’s priceless.
You cannot own it however you can use it.
You cannot keep it however you can spend it.
And once it’s lost you can never get it back.
That average person lives 78 years. However, the person spends around 28.3 years of life only by sleeping. This is almost a third of our lifespan, still, around 30% of people struggle for a quality sleeping. We spend around 10.5% years of our lifespan doing a job that we (around 50% of people) want to leave.
Time is more valuable than money. You can earn more money but you can seldom earn time. Generally, nowadays
people tend to spend around 9 years of life watching television and using social media like Facebook, Tweeter and so on,
6 years doing chores,
4 years in eating and drinking,
3.5 years on education,
2.5 years grooming,
2.5 years shopping,
1.5 years on child care and
1.3 years on communication.
That leaves a person for 9 years.
How would you spend that time?
Steve Jobs once said, “Your time is limited so do not waste it living someone’s else life.” So, there is good news as well as bad news. The bad news is that the time flies, however, the good news is that you are the pilot.
Every day you wake up with $86,400 in your bank account. However, at the end of the day, it’s all gone whether you have spent it or not. And then the following day you get another $86,400 in your bank account. What would you do with it?
Every day, you get 86,400 seconds into your life account. At the end of the night, you get another 86,400 seconds deposited into your life account. If it was the money, we would seldom waste it. So, why do we waste it when it comes to time?
Every second is much more powerful than dollars because you can always earn more dollars however you won’t be able to get or earn more time.
To know the value of a year, ask a student who failed to pass a grade.
To know the value of a month, ask a mother who lost a child in a final month or has given birth to a premature baby.
However, to know the value of a week, ask an editor of weekly magazine or newspaper.
To know the value of one hour, ask a couple who were in a long distance relationship and are eager to meet.
To know the value of a minute, ask a person who just missed a plane or train.
However, to know the value of a second, ask a person who just escaped from a deadly accident.
To know the value of a millisecond, ask the person who just became first runner-up in the Olympics.
We think its people wasting our time but it’s really us giving them a permission to do that. And in reality, these two people live inside of us.
Do not let someone be a priority when all you are is only an option for them.
Some of us lose the most important people in our life because we fail to value their time and devotion towards us. We fail to recognize the importance of a person until they are gone. Inside all of us, there are two voices
– one voice that wants to uplift and another voice that wants us to expand.
– one voice that wants us to grow and another voice that wants to hold us back which makes us lazy. The voice that makes us complacent. The voice that restricts us from our potential.
Every day from the moment we wake up until the moment we go to sleep, there will be a battle between these two voices in every topic within us. And guess which one wins??
The one that we listen to the most.
The one that we feed.
And the one that we amplify.
It is our choice to decide how to use our time. Life and time are the two best teachers ever.
Life teaches us to make good use of time.
Time teaches us the value of life.
And as William Shakespeare said, “Time is very slow for those who want, very fast for those who scared, very long for those who are sad, very short for those who celebrate but for those who love, time is eternal.”
Share it Today and Help others also get Motivated.
Join Danphe Magazine. For More Tips