Ask a mother about the importance of time when she is about to give birth. Ask a student about the importance of time when he or she failed an exam. Ask the importance of time to an Olympic runner who prepares himself for the biggest competition of his life. Ask the importance of time to an editor of a magazine who has to meet deadlines. Ask the importance of time to a patient who just learned he or she does not have much time to live. Ask the importance of time to someone who is preparing to pass the biggest interview of his or her life. Ask a business owner or an entrepreneur about the importance of time when he or she goes all in to close a major deal.
Time is an illusion. – Albert Einstein
This quote has been made famous by the renowned physicist and leaves us with all sorts of interesting interpretations. According to me, it is an illusion because it is perceived but it is not absolute. In one way, it would still exist even if watches did not enable us, humans, to form habits around it. On the other, If we did not have the capacity to measure it, sunsets, sunrises and seasons would not have any importance at all. Or would they?
You get the drift.
You see, time might be just an illusion, but its role in life is important, it helps everything and everyone move on. Our perception is that we all have the same twenty-four hours to prioritize what is most important to us and we have the right to manage it, the way they see fit. The problem here is the word manage.
Either you run the day, or the day runs you. – Jim Rohn
We all lead busy and crazy lives. For most of us, it is quite difficult to juggle between work, family, business and recreational activities. What do we do then? We try to manage it as best as we can only to realize that there is never enough time to get everything done. That is a vicious and never ending cycle that most of us get into.
Although I do not have the most precise and accurate solutions to make it easier, here are a few tips on how to control, dominate, master, command and squeeze every minute of every day instead of managing it.
There you go, three practical tips right there.
Stop wishing you have more time to yourself, and commit to carving it into your schedule. No one is busy in this world; it is all about priorities. Instead of always blaming people or circumstances for the lack of time, it is better to change our approach and live a better and more fulfilled life.
What else can we do to maximize our time to be more productive and help one another in the marketplace? I would love to hear your suggestions.
Thank you for reading,