It is not time that needs management it is your mind. Time is a neutral entity; it simply exists without any change. It is only your mind that gives meaning and value to time. When so many of you are worrying about managing your time, let us share a few secrets here.
Secret number one – Time is given equally to all.
Secret number two – You can do nothing to manage it.
Secret number three – Time doesn’t cheat.
Secret number four – Time is neither your friend nor your enemy.
In reality, time doesn’t exist, except for in the form of a clock to track your way through the day. Mind is the ultimate master of time. Mind has the ability to reduce, increase, lengthen, shorten and even eliminate time.
In fact if you know how to work with your mind, you can almost certainly work with time. Now, why is it important to understand time as a concept of your mind? Because time is the best possible excuse of the mind.
Time is the dumping ground of all the things the mind cannot accomplish. It is more easier for the mind to postpone, discard or stop doing something by just giving an excuse that it cannot accomplish the task in the time that is available.
If you observe yourself closely from moment to moment you will notice the difference between using time as a yardstick to measure your progress and using time as an excuse to postpone or stop doing something.
In fact if there is any limitation for your mind, it exists in the form of false beliefs that you hold within yourself about the amount of time it takes to accomplish something. We all know that in the scientific sense time is relative, it is also true in the social sense as well; time is different for each one of us depending on our mental abilities and beliefs.
If you have ever wondered why is it that some people can accomplish so much with so little time, while you struggle; it’s because of this relative quality of time. Time is different for each person.
Here are a few useful things that help you to stretch time and make it beneficial for you:
a) Let your mind decide what you can or cannot do; not the time.
b) Believe in the enormous ability of the mind to transcend the limitations of time.
c) Be aware of your actions each and every moment to know what you are doing with your time.
e) Stop listening to other people’s definition of time. If they could not accomplish something in the given time, it doesn’t mean that you cannot.
f) Belief is the fuel of the vehicle of time; the more you have it, the farther it will take you.