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Time, like fire, isn’t under our control

Time, like fire, isn’t under our control

The more things that we have to do in a single day, week, year, the less time that we realize that we have.

We go into a mode where it becomes imperative that we make every single minute count and we schedule everything that we do with our days. I’m here to say that I’ve tried it and it’s complete and utter bulls–t.

Yes, we do have to get things done. No, our lives don’t get any simpler. And no, we can’t just say “screw it” and not pay attention to any of the things that we have to get done.

Life doesn’t work like that; at least not if you are an ambitious individual. But, I do believe that there is a way to get around the daunting task of making time work for you.

Time is not something that can be controlled

If anything Time controls us. We bend to it’s will anytime that we have multiple things that we have to get done and very little TIME to do it.

We have no control. The desire to control time results in a misunderstanding of the relationship that we have with it, an abundance of stress, and a complete disregard for quality in work.

We don’t control time, all that we can do is work around it and, eventually use less of it to do things that we would rather not have to do.

This is where the “hack” comes in

It’s a very simple one and, something that can benefit various areas of our lives. Remember how I said that we don’t control time? Do you also remember how I said that we can always work around the time aspect?

Working around time

Some parts of our lives and some kinds of work must get done regardless of how much time you have. They are timeless.

If you want to loosen the reins that Time has you under, realize that Time is liquid; those days, months, and years that you say that you have are only a thing because we have made them so.

They are pressures that you place upon yourself. As long as you are diligent in getting your work and seek to get it done, the work will get done; just not in the timeframe that you attempt to complete it in.

The understanding of time does increase productivity though

When we place those constraints upon ourselves, we do get more work done.

But, what does that give us? What does it matter that we got the job done if the work is done to a level that is entirely unsatisfactory?


That’s really all there is to it. Time is liquid; we have no control over it even though we seek to.

The names that we give to the different parts of time come from our effort to control and understand it. You don’t have a week to get your work done; you have until the work gets done to get the work done.

Originally posted 2018-05-23 12:30:45.



Take advantage of your time. Follow your plan. That's my motto. I'm an entrepreneur from birth who has tons of philosophical thoughts.

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