The days come and go, the years creep up on us like a shooting star streaking swiftly across the sky, so fast it’s gone in a blink. Time is measured according to the motion of all things which surround us. Our life is but a second compared to the boundless age of a universe. Yet we live like we are supreme, the masters of all, conquering anyone or anything which threatens our ability to be the controller of our own time and space. We believe if we are the conquers, we control destiny. Perhaps temporarily true, but not true in the long run. Because time is measured, we exert great effort to control it, but we cannot control the preset motion of time which has been ongoing since the beginning. Everything has an order in the realm of time, we are part of an order that has been ordained to go on forever, just not forever on earth. We are here in the present, let us live with the knowledge that every day brings different challenges and emotions that requires our time. It is how we negotiate our journey in this very limited time on earth that determines our destination for each day and for our life.
Because we measure time, we realize a beginning and an end, but everything in between is often a blur. Time exists, it is valuable and evident on the physical plane of earth. No matter what age we are, the forward motion of the clock continues. Sometimes it appears to go fast, other times it seems to stand still, but in the end it is never long enough. The forces of time are knocking on the door of each generation with a tick tock announcing, “I am measured, I have a beginning and an end, and when my measurement of your time runs out, you will physically cease to exist on earth.” The awareness that we do not control the forward motion of time emerges as a reality. It becomes imperative to make the most of each passing second, it can never be rewound for a redo. Most successful people have found ways to use time usefully. Unsuccessful people waste time, they are unmotivated and rarely finish projects, much to the annoyance of others.
We are born to accomplish as much as we can in our lifetime. Being efficient plays a huge role with time management. The more efficient we are, the more we can contribute to future endeavors. The last minute is not the time to complete a task that required forgiveness, research, creativity and facts. Time will wait for no one, manage it wisely and make the most of every moment whether that be a much needed rest or surge of productivity.