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Spare Time vs Making Time

If energy can neither be created nor destroyed, and can only be transformed to other forms, I can say that it rings true with time as well.

When you say you don’t have time for this or time for that, I can squarely say to your face that you are wrong. It’s not that you don’t have time, you just chose to spend it on other things that you like, that ranks higher on your priority list. That makes time an enigmatic currency, an equalizing factor in every endeavor and dealings we have in our lives. It does not discriminate. It does not indulge. It only flows.


So what of it? How is it important to you or to me or to anyone?

The fact is we all have 24 hours a day. We eat, sleep, travel, dream, fight, work, laugh, and do all the other things seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. We experience the bittersweet feeling of defeat and the jubilant roar of victory in a decade or two. We live and love and die, and well, time goes on. Whether regret or fulfillment complete the equation, time does not care.

But, we do.

You see, it can be easy to just go with the tide and just lay yourself with it wherever it goes, but if it does not complete you, what’s the point? Are we too busy to pass up on things that really matter? Or are the things that matter not worth a fraction of time we spend on working overly hard? On traveling anytime and anywhere? On business deals and events? On worship? On living automatically?


We live in a fast-paced world, where people are always on the go. This is a period where the “instants” are not uncommon, where really patience is a virtue. And where, a lot of people are stuck between doing the things they need to do, and the things they want to do. We always fell prey to allotting time on things that are not urgent and not important.

When will you try to learn a new skill? When I have time. When will you teach your kid how to ride a bicycle? When I have time. When will you start your diet program? When I have time. When will you achieve your heart’s desire? When you have time? When will you have time?


To reiterate, we always have time. We can always squeeze in our schedule the things that we are passionate about like watching your favorite athlete’s game in the wee bit of dawn, sacrificing a little sleep and the risk of getting late at work.I am sure you can think of other similar things that we do, albeit risky.

Life is always a bargain with time. It is a conscious decision we need to make that oftentimes we do unconsciously. Rather than giving the time that an endeavor needs, we give the freest time we could muster, the moments which are unpredictable. We set ourselves up to fail, to miss on some things we are destined to do. We stopped making time for the things to be done.


How can we change this?

For any change to occur, we need a combination of burning desire, laser focus, and a lucid vision. We need to be aware of ourselves and start to respect time even more. We should realize that we can’t argue with time and the consequences our decision-making entails will reverberate in the future to come. It’s up to us if it will be desirable or not. We should start making time to attend to a meeting for a new venture, a seminar to upgrade our skills, a session with our kids, an appointment for a career advancement, a business we want to have, a dream we are fervently chasing, a full life.

Don’t rely on your unreliable spare time to change your life. Start making time for the things that truly matters to you, now.

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