Time And Time And Time Again

Have you ever heard the sound of an old grandfather clock? The loud, eerie sound it makes as it strikes on the hour. Or even the steady, ominous thud it makes as seconds pass. Just the thought of it gets me anxious. But it is these sounds that scare me into action. They’re a rude awakening to the single truth about Time: Time, however we perceive it, is moving with or without us. It’s fleeting, and in order for us to make the most of it we must thrust ourselves forward with the never-ending tick of the clock.

Now, as you’re reading this, imagine the longest minute of your life. For me, that would be doing a 1 minute plank, held up by just my forearms and feet. Time slows. It’s so slow that I recognize every second that passes. I close my eyes and open them hoping it could be a minute later or even 2 hours later so that I’d be done working out and finally sitting on the couch watching the latest episode of “Game of Thrones.” And then, as if by magic, it speeds up again as I’m slouched down on the couch – 55 minutes gone in the time it takes to butter my bread. This is the ebb and flow of time and it’s important to be aware of it. I shed some light on this in the VLOG and I also emphasize the importance of time and some neat tricks I use to keep a good grip on it. I also talk about the dangers of optimizing time as it relates to interpersonal relationships.

If you have the time, be sure to check out the VLOG.

If you have some more time, check out a similar blog post (below) by my good friend, Dr. Amit Pandey.

Just Do It: How to Consistently Make Time for the Things You Love