The Value of Time


There is a famous English proverb: “Time and tide wait for none”.

Although very old, but this saying holds true even today. Time, definitely, waits for nobody. It comes and goes as it pleases; and cannot be persuaded to do otherwise by money or position.

I want you, dear reader, to understand how precious time is. The reason being, it is only when we realize its value, I believe, are we able to utilize it optimally.

Whether it is a child, a youngster, an old man or an aged woman, time has its own importance in everyone’s life. The challenge is to take the correct decision regarding where, when, and how it should be spent so that one can extract the maximum benefit out of it.

In other words, each one of needs to make sure that time—and the golden opportunities it carries with it—does not slip away unnoticed.

To do that, we need to take concrete steps regarding how we are going to use our time (i.e., what all we are going to do with it). To begin with, we can create a timetable for ourselves. That way, we will be able to divide the time at our disposal for the various tasks & jobs at hand

Remember, the key to success is not only proper planning but its effective implementation.

I have always found the following words by the famous American author Earl Nightingale to be a wonderful summary of how valuable time is in our lives: “Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future.”

Riya Jawla MBA, M.A. (Economics)
Personality Development Trainer
Branch Head (Career Launcher, Meerut)