Time: A Priceless Resource

“The trouble is you think you have time.”  –Lord Buddha.

And we tend to waste it. We waste it in the most ruthless manner. We waste it mercilessly.
In the face of cut-throat competition, we wish to be the shining star in the market but do not understand the value of this precious resource: TIME.

Many of us are so good with our finances but then why do we fail to acknowledge the gravity of ‘time’ and misuse it? Is it because of our general lackadaisical attitude or because it comes free of cost? Did it ever cross your mind that whatever you receive free of cost comes without any warranty period?
Even before you start cherishing it, it will be gone for good.

In the age of globalization, there is this constant urge to be the best amongst all. Factories are equipped with state of the art machinery; laboratories with sophisticated equipments and companies have the latest software installed to enhance performance and bring out the best out of its workforce.

Even technology with time will succumb to wear and tear. Technology that is new today will be declared old-fashioned tomorrow; a much sought after software today will become outdated tomorrow. With the significant development of science and technology all across the globe, we need to make optimum use of what we have today, for tomorrow it will cease to exist. It is imperative to understand the pivotal role time plays in the optimal management of technology.

Again, there is a specific timeframe or deadline attached to tasks that must be adhered to. For most advantageous utilization of time, each day at work has to be planned keeping in mind the tasks that need to be accomplished during the limited time span. The earlier we realize the fleeting nature of time we can handle time wisely and be more productive. Proper utilization of time can only be possible from rigorous self-management and self- discipline.

Each day is different for each individual. For some, there are deadlines to be met, for another there could be a medical emergency that needs to be taken care of and to yet another, it could be a red letter day of some sort. Since it is not feasible to predict the future we can to the best of our knowledge, organize ourselves and plan our day from ahead. This will enable us to gear ourselves better to face challenges that might just saunter in.

Time management and self management go hand in hand. There can be nothing more satisfying than a day well spent. It is futile to run after time. Lost minutes, hours and days cannot be bought back with a dime or a million dollars; the penalty we have to pay for lost time is heavy. Time is priceless and the most expensive resource we have at hand. We need to respect it and master the art to control time.


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