Time is the most perishable commodity we have as human beings and unfortunately, it cannot be recycled. Each one of us – the rich, the poor, the wise, the foolish, men, women… everybody is given twenty-four hours a day. What we do with that twenty-four hours will reveal whether we are foolish or we are wise.
“Whether you’re stretching it, maximizing it, wasting it or spending it, time is a unique phenomenon. Literally the most persistent element of our being, time will not wait for you so you must maximize the time you have in your own individual way of enjoying it. Time is also the great equalizer. We are all allotted 24 hours in each day, no matter what you do, where you’re from, what your title is, etc. Especially when you consider how precious each moment is, you should gain a new perspective on how you spend yours. Being intentional with your use will improve your life satisfaction.” Motivationgrid.com
The way we use our time reflects the value we place on ourselves.
“Until you value yourself you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” M. Scott Peck
Time is priceless and must be properly invested.
“Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.” Harvey Mackay
When we idle away our time, we are foolish.
“Hard work means prosperity; only fools idle away their time.” Proverbs 12:11.
To the unwise time is a free commodity for him to use as he likes. He does not know time is a trust we have to effectively and wisely invest.
“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.” Theophrastus.
There is nothing like free time. Every time we have is precious. What do we do with the “pockets of time” that come our way every day? – What do we do at the waiting room just before our appointment is called at the bank manager’s office? What do we do when traveling for two hours as passengers? What do we do when our lecturer is delayed by thirty minutes?
It is unwise to idle away our time. It is foolhardy not to make demand on time. Time is fleeting. Time is nobody’s friend. We cannot kill time but invest it in profitable ventures.
“Men talk of killing time while time quietly kills them” Dion Boucicault.