Today's modern era has become so competitive that everybody wants to stay in the run for courses and create good opportunities for themselves. A few of them are business management, financial management, marketing management, personal management etc, the list is long. I can think of something subtler, that is husband management, child management etc that needs no learning. I observe it everyday. I often wonder where mom learnt it from. Well she attended no hi fi course but it came to her instinctively. Another such course, which is not offered by any institute but is the most important and beneficial one, is TIME MANAGEMEENT! Time if managed well can make achievers out of failures, hits out of flops and many such miracles as it is the most precious entity, and once wasted it never returns. So, it lies within us to understand our priorities in life, focus on them and manage our time properly. I was just thinking in these terms, after coming back from school, remorseful of all the precious time I had wasted, when my mom's voice woke me up from my reverie. Aditi! I want to ask you something and she went on-
Imagine . . ..
There is a bank that credits your
Account each morning with Rs86, 400.
It carries over no balance from day to day.
Every evening deletes whatever part of the
Balance you failed to use during the day. What
Would you do?
Draw out ALL OF IT, of
course!!!! I shot back confidently. I didn’t realize where mom was leading to, but soon she made me understand.
Each of us has such a bank, she said. Its name is TIME.
Every morning, it credits you with 86,400
Seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost,
whatever of this you have failed to invest to good
purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no
Each day it opens a new account for you.
Each night it burns the remains of the day.
If you fail to use the day's deposits, the
loss is yours. So dear, think twice before you fiddle away your time.
There is no going back. There is no
drawing against the "tomorrow."
The clock is running. Make the most of today. She went on-
To realize the value of ONE YEAR,
ask a student who failed a grade.
To realize the value of ONE MONTH,
ask a mother who gave birth to a premature
To realize the value of ONE WEEK,
ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the ! value of ONE HOUR,
ask the lovers who! are waiting to meet
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE,
ask a person who missed the train.
To realize the value of ONE-SECOND,
ask a person who just avoided an accident.
To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND,
ask the person who won a silver medal in the
Olympics. That’s fantastic! I reacted excitedly
So, Treasure every moment that you have! And spend it productively, mom ended. By now I was convinced of the truth in all these observations, so much so that I resolved to make the best use of my time.. One must have one’s job outlined and must know precisely what to do. What is required is determination of the mind and the concentration to focus on the subject. The most important thing is a systematic approach to things. Time is limited too, like I dare say our memory, which sometimes deserts us at our most crucial moments! What if at this moment, my memory fails? oh no! Before it does, let me recollect a thing or two and that is-- When you have a job prime,
Do not waste any time,
In case you do you'll be committing a crime,
The end result is you'll do nothing but whine!
So, make the most of your time!
And remember that time waits for no one.
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift. That's why it's called the