Liberty of time

·

2 min read

Time is a unique currency.

You can never get a refund of the time you spent. You can never spend more time than you have. You can never be in debt because you can’t spend time from the future.

We shall never have more time. We have, and have always had, all the time there is.

Arnold Bennett

Many people want more time. Just look at the popularity of time management and productivity techniques. We are finding ways to do things faster so we can have more time to do more things.

However, the way to get more is rather counter-intuitive. We need to try to be less productive to get more time. By allowing ourselves the time to relax, we are able to get more done when we start to pick things up again.

Relaxing is also a way to let your subconscious work. You probably have experienced getting fresh ideas or an epiphany when you are not doing anything or engaged in a relaxing activity.

Your time is yours to spend

You can choose to reinvent yourself whenever you want. Telling yourself that you’re too old, too young, too poor or have too many commitments are merely giving yourself an excuse to not try.

You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.

Arnold Bennett

The beauty of our life being divided into days is that each start is a brand new start. You can choose to be bogged down by the past, or you can choose to start anew.

Invest your time on what you desire

Don’t worry about failure. There is no shame in trying and failing. Only disappointment and regret in not giving it a go.

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.

Theodore Roosevelt

Spend an hour or two each day on yourself. Invest time in learning and improving yourself. Use that time for reading or an online course. Replace the instant gratification of social media or Netflix with something that will makes you grow.

Block out all diversions during this time. More importantly, clock in regularly and you will see your efforts snowballing.