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  • Writer's pictureJames G Yeo

The Author's Corner: Time

Time is something that only moves forward. No matter how muck we want it to stop, it always moves forward. There are those who wish they could go back in time and change something. For those people the regret of mistakes in the past haunts them. The truth is that time will only stop when we pass from this life. In the day there is twenty-four hours for each one of us. Six to eight hours are spent sleeping and the remaining of the time is split between work and personal time.

To understand a moment in time is like a river because you can not touch the same water twice because it flows by you. Something that I have learned over the years. In your life it is going to be your own hopes and dreams for the future that is going to mold the way you approach your time. As you hold the pen to your life, you also control the way you spend your time. Most schools do not teach this because it would help people to reach their full potential and achieve their dreams and that thing is to look at where you want to see yourself in five, ten, twenty years. If your dream is to be the best worker in your chosen profession, then line up the goal markers and within a time span to reach them. As you reach your goals, your dream is that much closer to you.

When you have your personal time, decide what you want to do during that time. If it is to read books about how to be a better person or to understand more about your career that you have chosen, then do it. If it is to play games, watch TV, going for walks around where you live, to go to the gym, taking the kids to the park or even watching the sunset every evening then do it.  It is your time and how you use it is up to you. You need to be happy with what you are doing with your time.  It is something that we are never taught in school or I was not anyway.

How you spend your life and the time that you have in this world comes down to you or there will be people who will tell you what you should do. That is what happens the most as people follow the herd and do what is told to them. To take on your own dreams and goals that you have made for yourself, there will be a lot of people who will try to bring you down and tell you that you are going to fail. These people are so caught up in trying to control everyone in their life and for a free spirit will always cause these people to lash out in anger because you are using your time your way.

In what I have lived in my life, I have always led my life and chose what I wanted to spend my time doing. Now as a retired person, I have more time to do the things that I have always wanted to. From starting a new career as an author to a care giver with my parents. I have always been single since I was twenty-two for the reason of wanting to achieve my goals and dreams. I look back on it now and I know that it was the right decision for me. I never wanted to have children and because of that I kept myself focused on what I wanted in my life. Some would find the life I lived lonely, I never did in anyway, shape or form.

For what your goals and dreams are, make the time to reach them. Even if it is to be the best at a simple job. We are all given the tools that we need at the right time of our lives. Stay safe.

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