We all have an equal gift right on the day we were born called time. We have been given the exactly same number of hours, minutes and seconds each day. The only difference is how we spend it, wisely or loosely. Whether we use the best time management ever invented or not, the time we all have will remain the same: 24 hours.
Okay I admit, I do enjoy procrastination. But looking at my record, most of time, I succeeded taming my lazy bugs (oh thank God!). I guess “the power of now” method that was instilled well by my parents has helped me a lot on my time management practise. What I mean by the power of now is “do it now while you have time, don’t prolong any longer, so you can move on”. I can say that this method works wonder for me. However, just like any other methods, use it wisely. Use consideration and diplomacy. I need to be extra careful when trying to implement the method to my ex colleagues back then or even to my husband now. Some people have their own priorities, some people love to procrastinate, some people even don’t care with others’ time.
Now, aside from time management. There is another reminder that worth to be pondered about time. I learned it from the Quran. Since I was kid, I have some favourites chapters and verses from Quran. One of them is talking about time. It’s only a short chapter (or we call surah), but it has deeper meanings.
Chapter 103: 1-3
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
1. By (the Token of) time (through the Ages)
2. Verily Man is in loss
3. Except such as have Faith, and do righteous deeds, and (join together) in the mutual teaching of Truth, and of Patience and Constancy.
This chapter surely has helped me to not wasting the time of my life. These verses have helped me to realize how crucial time is. It is not just about 24 hours. It is about what you should do with your time, your lifetime. It is about the importance to have faith and do righteous deeds in this lifetime. So we all won’t be in loss when finally our time is stop ticking.