Making the best use of time

August 29, 2023by Editorial Team
Time the fleeting enigma

It is a tough race indeed, but your real contender is not your co-runner but time itself. He who knows best to bring time to his side and use it to his advantage, is the ultimate winner in the game of life.

A matter of priority

In the poem “Dust of Snow”, Robert Frost mesmerises us as he talks of how one can bring about societal change by spending quality time with one’s loved ones. This is how one can give the highest respect and value to time. Alexander the Great had rightly mentioned time as a precious treasure that is so scarce.

This makes it important to prioritize our time and focus on the things that bring us closer to our goals and aspirations. Whether it is learning a new skill, pursuing a passion, or spending time with loved. ones, every moment should count. Here, keeping ourselves distant from distractions is a skill and discipline one needs to develop.Inappropriate use of time not only hinders our progress but also diminishes the quality of our experiences. It deprives us of the chance to spend meaningful moments with our loved ones, to pursue hobbies and bring in more value to our lives.

Success and time

One of the key elements we tend to overlook while striving for success is the value of time. The key to success lies in thinking that every moment counts and needs to be used to the optimum. Successful people plan their day, set priorities, and work hard to achieve their objectives. They do not let distractions get in the way of their success. We all have the same 24 hours in a day. It is up to us how we use it.

Wasting time makes us lose the opportunity to do something meaningful and productive. Time wasted cannot be regained, and it often leads to regret and disappointment. On the other hand, when we use our time wisely, we can achieve great things and make a positive impact on the world.

Time and money

It is said, lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost wealth by medicine, but lost time is gone forever. Indeed, money once lost can be earned again but not time. So it deserves to be spent with much more caution. We should set our long and short term goals the longest short term goals diligently that will help us increase our productivity and conserve time efficiently. Though it is said, ‘Time is Money’, in reality it is indeed far more important than money.

Effective time management

To manage time efficiently, it is important to learn to say ‘No’ to things that do not align with our goals and priorities. Though difficult, it is crucial for effective time Management. Every moment that ticks away brings with it opportunities. Opportunities to learn, to grow and to contribute to our personal development. By using our time effectively, we can turn these opportunities into accomplishments.

Time, therefore is a gift that we must cherish and utilize wisely. By recognizing the significance of each passing moment, we empower ourselves to create a life of purpose, achievement and fulfilment.



About the authors

The article has been contributed by the following students from Mahavir Senior Model School, New Delhi: Amogh Aggarwal, Garv Gupta, Jhanvi Bajaj, Parmesar Kaur Sood, Arahan Yadav and Sanchita Thareja.

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