The proverb ‘Time and tide waits for no man’ means that if one doesn’t make use of an opportunity right away, he may never get it again. Lost time never comes back. In this ever-changing world, time never waits for anyone. Same is the case with tides. Tides that come out of the sea are eternal and never wait for anyone. Time and tide is a well-known companion that emphasizes the importance of time. “The greatest gift you can give someone is your time. When you give your time, you are giving a portion of your life that you will never get back.” There’s no thing more precious than time.
The one who has missed his train or flight by a minute understands the value of time. The one who has lost his race by a second understands the value of time. The one who has missed his studies and failed in his exams understands the value of time. The one who reaches late to his job interview understands the value of time. The one who would have lost his life for not getting timely help understands the value of time. Life becomes so meaningful when you use your time optimally.
Procrastination brings in a lot of waste of time. It is one of the worst habits one can have. It is important to understand the value of time and to manage it efficiently. Proper management of time leads to less procrastination. It also allows us to complete our tasks efficiently and smoothly. Managing time does not always imply getting a lot of things done. Instead, it is about prioritizing the right things. So it’s important to stay focused rather than jumping from one task to the next. This way, you won’t be able to do justice to any of your task. Remember, “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
Everyone, rich and poor, beautiful and ugly, sad and happy, wise and foolish, young and old, gets twenty-four hours in a day, not a second less or more. Now, it is up to us how we spend those hours and make a fortune. Money can buy everything but one thing: time. “Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.”
In my childhood, I had a friend whose mother had met with an accident while she was driving. She was severely hurt and needed to be taken to the hospital. When people actually took her to the hospital, the doctor said if she had gotten timely help, we would have been able to save her.
Completing our tasks by managing our time effectively opens the doors to many opportunities. Time is precious. So, don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going! Time and tide wait for no man!