What’s Your Value Of Time?

Time As Your Life Span…

We all know that clocks, watches and mobile phones can tell us the time we need. In the physical world, the second, as the base unit of time, is measured using mechanical, electric or atomic clocks. But time itself as a dimension is more challenging to define and has long been a study within the realms of religion, philosophy and science. For the discussion today on this post, let us define time as that finite life span which we each have on this earth – from the time we were born to the time we die. Wisdom teaches me that knowing how to live the time that is given to me must rank as the highest of my goal.

For Those In Love…

” Time is very slow for those who wait                                                                                                                                                                                                            Very fast for those who are scared                                                                                                                                                                                                               Very long for those who lament                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Very short for those who celebrate                                                                                                                                                                                                                But, for those who love,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Time is eternity”

so said the great poet and playwright William Shakespeare.

All The World’s A Stage…

In one of his most-quoted passages, Shakespeare compared life as “All the World’s a Stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages.” For each of us, one time or another, we ask ourself what can we do to help our fellow men or what difference can we make to the world. What’s your purpose in Life? What’s your goal? Remember your recurring dream.

Find A Stage, Sing Your Song…

Each one of us has a skill or some talent that we can share with others. You are so good at it that it is just a piece of cake for you to share. Your words of praise, one insight or one piece of advice may just provide a spark to help ignite the passion and inspire someone to reach his (or her) full potential and achieve his (or her) Everest. My mentor Robert G Allen has often motivated us to find our stage and “sing” our song, one that is easy like a piece of cake. This blog is my first stage (one of many I hope). I’d like to share my insights and experiences of living and working overseas plus the wisdom of many friends from ‘across the universe.’ You are wise when you learn from your mistakes, wiser when you learn from other’s mistakes.

How To Live Your Life…

No one can tell you how to live your life. Remember that! Jimi Hendrix lived his with this dictum : “I’m the one that has to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to.” For the great kung fu master Bruce Lee, his philosophy is “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”

How do I live mine then? First I discharge my major obligations and responsibilities to my family. And along the way, I celebrate each milestone as it comes along – such as the wedding of a niece, the diamond jubilee of my in-laws, 40th anniversary class reunion, visiting old friends, birthdays and anniversaries. I do not accumulate and celebrate only when I reached the summit. I am one who celebrate Life often and I encourage friends to celebrate likewise. Life is about choice. So when it comes to making the choice of attending, say my 40th class anniversary and a birthday party, I will pick the former. There’s always another birthday party the following year.

Procrastination is OK, But Only Small Things…

My young friend Mei Ling has just graduated and she would love to celebrate the occasion with her dad, whom she always had wanted to be closer with. However she was not sure how her dad would react. She messaged me on Facebook that she will celebrate only after she “get a good job and settle down with a masters I would be able to do tat.” We are all guilty of procrastinating. I think it is all right to procrastinate, yes procrastinate , but only the small things. I replied to Mei Ling that she has a great opportunity to invite her dad and celebrate her achievement. I am sure she would learn about the pride that her dad is holding inside. The time is to celebrate now, and celebrate AGAIN when she “get a good job and settle down with a masters I would be able to do that”. Bravo Mei Ling – be present and live Life now as you’ve now decided.

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