I have spent years in the finance field. I have helped people
with personal finances, retirement, businesses and for everyone I have worked
with I have hammered home to them the importance of time.
It doesn’t care what your gender is, your race, your
sexuality, your age. We each have a different amount of time, and its your task
to determine how to spend your time the best way you can to achieve happiness.
You really have to put thought into this, you really have to examine your life
and determine what you are doing, and does it make you happy.
Here is one of the things that I did, for one week I kept a
journal of what I was doing, and how long I did it. It wasn’t precise but I did
the best I could. I accumulated the data on a spread sheet, I had spent hours
in my car driving, time at a coffee shop on and on and on. It made me realize
that I spend a lot of time-wasting time, it was very revealing to me.
Now what is good for me, doesn’t mean it will be good for
you. Let me wrap this up with a poem.
Time by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Unfathomable Sea! whose waves are years,
Ocean of Time, whose waters of deep woe
Are brackish with the salt of human tears!
Thou shoreless flood, which in thy ebb and flow
Claspest the limits of mortality,
And sick of prey, yet howling on for more,
Vomitest thy wrecks on its inhospitable shore;
Treacherous in calm, and terrible in storm,
Who shall put forth on thee,
We are all on a sea of
time. Is your ocean stormy? Are the waters calm? Take some time soon and really
look at what you are doing, and how long you are spending on it. I’m betting
you will find something you want to change and pick up time that you can be
doing something you love.