“I believe in the force of time, the impetus of that dimension that seems to have baffled even the physicists, the power of that force that will, in time, cure every ill, solve every problem, fulfill every nightmare. Time. I see time all about me, like a substance. I see it in the clutter of my apartment, in the fabric of the city, in the lessons that I teach. The tyranny of time, as dictatorial as any god.” Simon Mawer
There is never enough of it and you can’t buy more of it. You can’t take it back nor can you give it away. You can watch each silent tick when waiting or try to slow them down when you are late. TIME.
Each day the pace of the world seems to increase. Each day demands more of who we are. Each day demands more attention and each moment craves more of you. If there was only a little bit more time to the day, imagine what could get done.
We either use each moment or waste it. How do you use your time? What would you want to do with each moment if you could? What is the best way you can use each moment?
Marcia K. Hornok wrote,
“The clock is my dictator, I shall not rest.
It makes me lie down only when exhausted.
It leads me to deep depression.
It hounds my soul.
It leads me in circles of frenzy for activity’s sake.
Even though I run frantically from task to task,
I will never get it all done,
For my “ideal” is with me.
Deadlines and my need for approval, they drive me.
They demand performance from me, beyond the limits of my schedule.
They anoint my head with migraines.
My in-basket overflows.
Surely fatigue and time pressure shall follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the bonds of frustration forever.”
Is that your story? Is your day filled with frantic activity that just doesn’t stop? What do you want your day to look like?
What are you racing against? When would you like to get off the treadmill of life? When would you like to stop competing with the rats?