Defining what time actually is, is a challenge! We often do not even think about it, and yet every day we notice how quickly it is passing. We say that “we wasted time”, that “time is leaking through our fingers”, “we have lost some time” on a task, or we have “invested” it in work or study.
For me personally, time is the unit that helps to measure and determine the chronology of events. I also like Brian Tracy’s definition, who says that time is the natural raw material we get from life as a gift!!
My experience, both private and professional, has shown that there is nothing more valuable – yet still under-appreciated – than time. It is a currency, just as important (if not more important!) as money. Strangely, the latter we usually know how to appreciate and seek, while forgetting that money is a raw material that can be recovered – even in a situation of some big failure, we can earn the lost sum again, win, borrow, get as a gift… Loss of time, on the other hand, is often irreversible. In everyday chaos, by constantly performing similar, repetitive tasks, we do not notice its loss, recklessly spending it on unnecessary, attention-devouring activities, various “cloggers” and “distractors”. Remember the famous proverb: “time is money”.
Author: Milena Juszczak-Marciniak