Time can be either invested or spent, choice is yours. If we waste time, time will waste us. Time is irreplaceable and time is perishable. Things keep on changing and the ticking of clock won’t stop for anyone. When we know we have to live for a small amount of time in this world, then why waste it? Why waste it on people who don’t deserve it? From the very beginning one has to be very careful about the company one chooses to spend time with. To accomplish anything we need time. You can’t store or save time, accumulate it or carry it forward. Money is important in life but time is more precious.
The primary reason for time wastage is procrastination. It destroys initiative and ruins lives. Whenever we postpone a task for unjustified reasons, it is procrastination. Whatever you want to do tomorrow, you should do it today. Today you are a day younger than you will be the next day. The habit of procrastination reflects in behaviour. It leads to doing what is easy and pleasurable rather than what is difficult and important. The major cause of procrastination is escapism. Those who procrastinate cannot buckle up for anything. They feel they will not succeed and so they do not even try.
Irresponsible behaviour also leads to procrastination. The person tries to avoid taking on responsibilities. The lack of will to achieve something makes one lazy. You should be ever ready to finish tasks, even if they be not to your taste. You need to be ready for the challenges that life throws at you. This will build dynamism in your life. Accept the roles you are assigned and if you find it difficult in the beginning, time will develop the requisite qualities in you. You may stumble at the obstacles but you need to bounce back after every fall.
No is one going to value your time if you are not ready to value it yourself. People may keep you busy with many things but at the end you will have to repent alone. Don’t waste your precious time on false hopes. Don’t lose the years of life which are key to deciding your future.
Today you may have to sacrifice a lot for the sake of tomorrow. Time heals everything; today’s struggle will be rewarded tomorrow. Keep giving your best and time will do the rest. Don’t lose heart if you don’t find success soon. It will take time. You don’t have to waste time in repenting. If you value your time, time will value you.
—The writer works at IUST Awantipora. [email protected]