There is a time for
everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV)
Everything happens in
time, nothing happens outside of time, I bet you’ve heard the phrase save some
time before, how absurd because time cannot be saved, makes not difference
whether you do something or nothing, time drifts anyway.
We don’t manage time, it’s
ourselves we manage. Alec MacKenzie observed that "Getting
control of your time means facing up to the fact that you are usually the
problem, not someone else. It means doing the hard work of changing
well-established habits. It means holding your ground against the negative tugs
of human nature.”
In his book Time Traps, Todd Duncan said you’ll do well if
you observe the following; Set boundaries
that help you inhibit interruptions, diversions and distractions. Distinguish
between necessary activities and nuisance work. Carry out your crucial,
productive tasks. Identify and avoid
obstacles that steal your energy and focus.
1890, and there was a cocktail party here in Pittsburgh. All the movers and
shakers were there, including Carnegie. He held court in a corner of the room,
smoking a cigar. He was introduced to Frederick Taylor, the man who was becoming
famous as an expert on organising work.
“Young man,” said Carnegie, squinting dubiously at
the consultant, “if you can tell me something about management that is worth
hearing, I will send you a check for ten thousand dollars.”
thousand dollars was a great deal of money in 1890. Conversation stopped as the
people nearby turned to hear what Taylor would say.
Taylor said. “I would advise you to make a list of the ten most important
things you can do. And then, start doing number one.”
story goes, a week later Taylor received a check for ten thousand dollars.
There is the circadian rhythm and
the cosmic pattern of the universe you can’t do nothing about, exercise yourself
where you have control, if you do this well, you’ll be ready to take advantage
of the times and seasons.
Remember Time is
everything and everything is measure in time. Spend your time wisely; you can
only spend it once.