Mostly we hear people complaining about time. There is no time. They say, “We din’t get a chance, otherwise we could have achieved something in life”. To keep complaining of time and repeating the common phrase ‘No, time’ is nothing else but misleading your self. This is similar to running with the illusion of water in hot deserts, which is deceiving.
In order to be successful in life, not only efforts and virility is required but also time. Teenagers should use their time to the maximum extent, since it is the beginning of their life. This brightens their future. In an average person’s daily routine, once you separate the hours for eating, sleeping, means of living and regular schedules, we have minimum four hours left. Out of these four important hours going waste everyday, even if one starts investing one hour for some definite goal, it will lead to big results.
Full forty pages of a book can be read in four hours; 1200 pages in a month and 15000 pages in a year. If this process goes on for 10 years, one can read 1.5 lack pages. If all these pages relate to one particular subject, one can become an expert in that area.
Henry White learned Greek language utilising the time when he used to walk down to his office from home. After he became a military doctor, most of his time went riding the horse. He did not even let that time go waste and learned Italian and few other languages during riding. He has said “You get another second only after the current one completes. We should utilise this departing second to the fullest extent.”
Vinoba Bhave started utilising one hour everyday in learning foreign languages. It took no time for him to become an expert of 38 new languages. Edward Butler created 60 big novels despite of his hectic schedule in political and parliamentary activities. The famous poet Longfello utilised the time taken to boil the water for a cup of tea everyday and translated legendary epic “Inferlo” in few days.
The famous mathematician of Unites States, Charles Fast used to practice maths one hour everyday. His practice sessions continued throughout life. This continuity and perseverance made him a remarkable figure in the field of Maths.
Famous poet Mozart created the known epic “Recume’ on his deathbed. Napoleon defeated Australia because the soldiers of the rival took 5 extra minutes for preparation. However, the same Napoleon was tied and had lost his victory since his Military Head took few more minutes to come. Napoleon had also lost the famous war of ‘Waterloo’ for the same reason.
Franklin said, “One today is equivalent to two tomorrows. So, don’t keep waiting for tomorrow. One, who does not understand the importance of time, is born to survive at low levels of life.”
‘Tomorrow’ is a symbol of laziness and failure. So use all the time available TODAY. Never delay anything for tomorrow for tomorrow never comes. All you have left is here and now. ‘HERE’ is the only place left and ‘NOW’ is the only time!!