It is already the beginning of March 2011! Are you kidding me?! How is that possible? I was just thinking about my New Year’s resolution, like yesterday. What happened? How could all that time slip by in the blink of an eye? I thought it might be worthwhile to take a moment to think about this precious, yet often taken for granted gift that we all have. Perhaps it will give us some insights on how we can use it more wisely.
Here are 10 things I’ve learned about time:
1. Time is limited. You only have 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. Okay, you get an extra day every 4 years.
2. Time is the only gift that is given to all of us, in equal amount, on any given day.
3. Our perception of time is relative. Sometimes a minute may seem like it lasts an hour, and sometimes a year may seem like it’s passed by in a blink second.
4. Time is the most valuable resource we have. We can enjoy it, invest it, spend it or waste it, depending on what we do with it.
5. Time seems to move faster the older we get. I don’t know why, but I’ve heard many people say the same thing. Whoever can figure this one out may win the Nobel Prize.
6. People who manage time well seem to have more time at their disposal.
7. You can always make time if it is important enough to you. If you want to do something, just put it on your calendar and do it.
8. Sometimes we need to take time out, pause, and push the reset button. “Cut! Let’s do it again.” At any moment, we can set the flow of time in a different direction.
9. Time expands when you are doing something you enjoy, learning something new, or doing something different. Time slips by in our routines.
10. Make time to do things you enjoy and spend time with people you love. Improving the quality of your time spent is improving your quality of life.
Maybe you’ve learned many of these things already. Maybe you have some different ideas. I am curious to see what you’ve learned. Hopefully we can all understand this precious gift better and use it more wisely. Share a comment!