Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with #86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day.
What would you do? Draw out every NAIRA, of course!!!
Each of us has such a bank. Its name is TIME. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft. Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day.
I was in a lecture room one night trying to prepare for the semester examination and a young guy was lamenting angrily behind my seat, saying “Oh Lord! Can you please descend and listen to my inner voice! I want extra hours beyond the small one you gave us; 24 hours cannot be enough for me anymore’. It caught my attention and I turned my posterior view in order to face him and I demanded for his permission that ‘can I speak with you in lieu of few minutes?’ ‘Yes, you can!’ he responded in a fallen tone manner. I let him realized his soliloquy and his heart desires cannot be achieved at all because the most important thing is to understand the proper management of time, man is endowed with just 24 hours per day and anybody who failed to maximized effectively his/her time, there is tendency that given such a person 72 hours per day it will be futile to successfully manage it. Give value to your time! You can have a daily planner to plan for the day. Consider such things as where you would be going, books you would be reading worth dedicating time for as stated earlier.
It is a common slang among Nigerians connecting Time with Money by saying ‘Time na money’ which implies ‘Time is money’. To my best of understanding time is far more than money, money could be lost and got back, but, time when lost it cannot be regained, and also, Time is breathing we breath, the moment we exhaled it can be inhaled. A wise man was once described time as ‘A sharpen sword that removed from its scabbard, if failed to be used to cut something it won’t fail to cut you’. A successful man has never wasted his time, as a lad that wants to lead the people, your youthful age is still the most important years of your life because you are energetic and don’t be lethargic. Michael Altshuler says “the bad news is that time flies. The good news is you are the pilot. Do not say you don’t have enough time”. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Mother Theresa, Thomas Jefferson, Albert Einstein, Wole Soyinka, Lionel Messi, Michael Jackson, and so on. I slipped on a particular article and it talks about how important time is, and it goes thus;
To realize the value of:
1 year, ask a student who failed a grade
1 month, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby
1 week, ask the editor of weekly newspaper
1 day, ask the person who was born on February 29th
1 hour, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet
1 minute, ask the person who just missed the train
1 second, ask a person who just avoided an accident
1 millisecond, ask the person who just won a silver medal in the Olympics.
Surprisingly, it is clear now that every second and millisecond counts. We should be grateful to our creator and be conscious of how we manage our precious time, and also, we should avoid the thief of time – procrastination. ‘To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing’ Eva Young.