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July 4, 2023

How many clocks do you have around you? Go on count them.

One on the wall, one on your wrist, one outside on the building in the town square, one on your phone, one on the computer and so it goes on.

What time does your class start? What time do you clock off work? What time do you need to meet your friend? What time were you born? When are you going to move to take your holidays? What time do you need to pick yp your children?… And so, the time questions keep going.

We are so fixated with time and time keeping. It’s everywhere. Yet time really isn’t anything at all, just a concept that keeps us moving forward. We have to give it a name, so back in ancient Germanic times, the only thing they knew for sure would come and go was the tide. So they began by calling it ‘tide’, then over time it emerged more as‘ time‘, and for people that seemed to be a good enough word.

Once we know the time, we feel satisfied, but satisfied with what?

Satisfied we have ‘enough time’, or satisfied that now we ‘know the time’ so we are able to manage ourselves within it, or even satisfied that we have more time than we thought. All of these are decent enough reasons to want to know what time is.

But time is really an illusion. Some people seem to constantly have no time and can’t seem to get anything done, and then there are others who achieve incredible things stating that they have all the time in the world! Yet both of these people had the same 24 hours in that day. The clock on the wall in front of you will tell you that.

So, when someone says – ‘I just don’t know how you could get this done in this time’, is obviously making a statement about themselves, not about time. It means they can’t complete something due to their own inabilities. Whereas someone else can look at the same thing as say, ‘Yup, consider it done!’

How we operate in time in fact seems to be based on these key points:

  1. Is the task something I am good at
  2. Is the task something that needs me to do a lot of research
  3. Is the task something that needs me to rely on someone else
  4. Will the completion of this task cut into my own time for doing other things
  5. How important is this task?
  6. How important is this task to me?
  7. Can I complete this task with the help of others?
  8. Will I enjoy doing this task?
  9. Is there someone else who can do this task (it’s not my job)?

To forget about time is of course a very dangerous thing if things need to be done, but on the other hand, forgetting about time can be one of the greatest skills you have. At the same time, people who fixate on time could be underselling the potential of themselves, and yet people who don’t think about time could be losing endless opportunities due to lack of focus.

My suggestion? Always know that time in fact is what you make it. Leverage it, keep track of it and use it wisely, but never become a slave to it. Time can tie you up in knots, but time can also be on your side. Just take a moment today to think about your perception of time. Are you making the most of it?

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