Ah! We all know the boring stuff that time is valuable, your family said this to you, your friends, and your favourite Internet celebrity. Isn’t it true that it doesn’t seem so valuable? Just look at social media; Instagram, and YouTube seem more valuable. If you are not doing something aligned with your life’s purpose, the concept of the value of time is not for you.
What do we all know?
We all know as human beings that time is valuable even if no one has ever told you that time is valuable, we just feel it. Time is valuable but it doesn’t convert into a force that pushes us to be more productive, to be more effective and relevant.
What is the time?
Past: Now just a memory
Present: You are realistically here right now.
Future: A Fantasy.
Time is seconds, minutes, days, weeks, months, years and decades.
Just look back and see (not literally), what did you do in 2020 or to put it simply what have you done so far in the 5 months and 8 days?
A year ahead seems longer and the past year is just like a blink of an eye. It’s the only trap you need to conquer.
If you look at this closely, you’ll find that future is uncertain. On the other hand, the past is a certainty which has already happened. In past, you know the starting point and the endpoint. From past, you can decode what mattered to you, and what was totally a waste of time.
You can analyze the past but look; for the future, there is no endpoint.
The future gives us the sense of an abundance of time, the past gives us a constant period and many of the events are long gone in the deepness of mind. The content has become irrelevant. Our mind doesn’t keep everything you have experienced in “ready to go thoughts”. Only a few thoughts are there on what you have done in the last 6 months and that is why the past doesn’t seem much of a time.
No vivid memory of events is found in the past.
Although future gives us a sense of vivid fantasy because it is mostly influenced by the present.
The problem with the future is that Time is Variable and for the past, Time is constant. In future, there is no endpoint, we don’t know when we are going to die, and life certainly seems immortal. We all know the reality that every person will die but this thought of mortality doesn’t stick to the brain so that we start taking account of time.
It’s not true that there is no end point in future. Look at the days, every today at midnight 12 am, the day resets itself which keeps on going for the next 24 hours until it resets again.
If 24 hours seems less to you, start with the week but not more than a week. Every seven days, a week resets itself.
Start thinking that you have a life for the next 7 days, how will you make changes to it? How will you see life should go? You start developing a sense that the future is uncertain and 24 hours in a day or 7 days in a week is a certainty. This certainty gives you an endpoint.
Awareness of the endpoint is the only solution to start believing that time is indeed valuable.
You will start developing a sense of time and surely you will start feeling and believing that Time is Valuable in real life.