June 21, 2024

According to folklore, “Time waits for no one.” Nobody has the authority to stop time or alter its course. Even in milliseconds, fascinating things happen. According to studies, the duration of a typical camera flash and the time it takes sound to travel is one millisecond. For human beings, it takes 300 to 400 milliseconds for the eye to blink. Interesting right? We will learn to deal with squandered time if we can just understand its significance even to the least unit of time.
I used to be known as the “always late” person, and I’m not proud of it.
I grew up loving sleep. I sleep while my mom gives me a bath. I usually walk to school because I am usually late for the bus. In College, I had a 7:30 a.m. class with a very strict professor who wouldn’t let me in since I am late. Due to procrastination, I even endure unjustified pain and public disgrace. Because I was so careless with my time while I was already employed, I was suspended. Even during catch-ups, my tardiness irritates people.
Because of these incidents, I was desperate to change so I read the books: “Eat that Frog! (21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time)” by Brian Tracy, “Stop Procrastinating (A Simple Guide to Hacking Laziness, Building Self Discipline, and Overcoming Procrastination)” by Nils Salzgeber, and “The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play” by Neil Fiore. Unfortunately, I was just stirred but not changed.
Then, after hearing a moving message from a friend who had taught me the value of time, things began to change. Indeed, change starts within. As soon as I understood how valuable time is, I regretted the moments I wasted. I should have developed into a child who took a morning bath on my own and was independent. Instead of walking to school alone, I should have enjoyed the company of my childhood pals on the school bus. If I hadn’t been late, I ought to have received good scores. I ought to have worked hard at my job and improved as a teacher. I should have avoided getting into pointless disputes with those who were upset with me for being late.
Though you have the best understanding of the value of time and have read every book on procrastination, if you choose not to put it into practice, you will stay the same.
Even so, time will never be able to comprehend your regrets. No matter how significant you are to society, it won’t wait for you. It simply continues. It is always going forward and cannot be stopped or turned back so we must make the most of the time we have.