We live in what is called the jet age but it is quite a paradox and an irony that many people are not in the least time conscious. We have lost that time consciousness in the jet age where time is most significant. I tell anybody who cares to listen that hurrying is not a part of time consciousness. An journalist interviewing Brazillian music legend, Sergio Mendes saw that though he was looking at his wrist watch, he wasn't in a hurry as he took the interview with relative ease.
We can say he was conscious of his time but was not in a hurry. Dr Mike Murdock said, 'I've never seen a wealthy man who wasn't conscious of his time and I've never seen a poor man who was. It is not the time we spend but the time we invest that really counts. It is the same 24 hrs that the wealthy have is the same 24hrs the poor have, the only difference is that while the wealthy invest their time, the poor spend theirs with nothing to show for it.
The earth has a particular currency which is available to all rich or poor, black or white, old and young and that currency is called time. Just like money, time needs to be mastered for time isn't always money because you can regain a lost dollar bill but an hour lost can never be regained. A wise man said, 'Waste your money and you're only out of money but waste your time and you've lost a great part of your life.' Another wise man mused that, 'He who wastes time is just wasting time, he is wasting life.'
One way to master our time is to give every golden hour to a worthwhile pursuit so at the end of the day you would feel fulfilled at the end of the day. George Severance said, 'If a business day was a social success, that day was a business failure.' Mary Kay Ash of blessed memory had a secret which she simply described as 'Planning my work and working my plan'. In this plan she would write down six of the things she would like to achieve for that day and it ssure helped her a lot to master her time.
In conclusion, time like Mount Everest should be conquered and mastered because time and tide wait for no man. Dr Mike Murdock said, 'Your respect time will to a great extent determine your financial future.' The hour has come to master the art called time.