Time is not what the clock shows. It’s not real. We can “have a good time,” “be ahead of time,” make someone a timekeeper, have time sheets, time tested methods, and fantasies about warp time travel. We “waste time,” “buy time,” “spend time,” and even sell our own. Yet, “time flies,” “time crawls,” and gravity can bend it. Time is a shape shifter.
Pure and simple, time gauges the value of our experiences. Like money, we barter, trade, and use it to get things we want. While having it doesn’t ensure happiness, spending it wisely does! It’s all about quality. And that’s personal.
When we’re very busy, it feels like time is running away with us. But the reality is much deeper. We intuitively know that time – and our days – are finite. So how we spend time is important, precious. We have choices. But no choices, poor choices, or using other people’s choices are the ways to lose our power.
Time highlights priorities. And that can be tricky. What we say is important states our values. But what we spend time on reveals the values we live by. Those are our priorities. So, the question that matters is “are your priorities your values?” Does your time management need an upgrade?
In brief …
In just four words, Albert Einstein, German theoretical physicist (1879 – 1955), captures time.
“Time is an illusion.”