As I was thinking about these conversations one thing hit me-time is what time is- We can not create nor manage time. Time ticks away by the second , by the minute, by the hour, by the day, by the week, by the year. We can not change that fact-time does not speed up or slow down. I believe time is universal. From the standpoint every process and every creature utilizes some concept of time. Now animals, other than humans, do not wear watches, but they know when to eat, they know when to get shelter, they now when it is time to procreate, to play, etc. They do not understand time as humans do and for conversation sake I am going to deal with the human concept of time.
I believe what we can do is utilize time effectively. ( I was about to say the time we have but we don't know or can control that!).
From a business standpoint, health standpoint, personal standpoint- life standpoint- we all utilize the same 24 hours in a day( unless we travel through different time zones then we get to "utilize again or lose" time accordingly). As humans we wonder where time goes-we watch our children grow up and all of a sudden they are grown up with kids of their own. We are working on a project at work and the next thing you know your boss wants it yesterday. One day you are playing tennis for hours without reservation and the next thing you know you are icing down every joint in your body after playing a game of chess .
Our perspective, attitudes, expectations and activities tend to mold our concept of time. Are we stressed,relaxed, happy, sad, are we performing at extreme levels, are we enjoying the moment or dreading it? These are just a few questions to consider when we try to conceptualize time.
How about trying this theory on for size- As we go through life we are always seeking, gathering, accumulating, paying for, bargaining for information. That information can and does come in many forms-all of it to better our jobs, our personal life, our health, our relationships, etc. Maybe if we tried to Track Information More Effortlessly (T.I.M.E.) we might appreciate time a bit more.
In other words why not track (gather) that information with tools that are available and best suited for the moment-understanding yourself and others, realizing you can not do it alone, accepting and respecting the moment, and most of all being present in the moment.
Time is a concept. How we interpret time is a concept. Understanding, accepting, respecting and being are tools to help all of us deal with these concepts. As I mentioned earlier, we do not know or can we control how much time we have on this planet so as we go through life how cool would it be to
Track Information More Effortlessly (T.I.M.E.) not only for ourselves but for everyone around us!
YOU AR THE DIFFERENCE