Time Management: Eternity & A Day Will Never Be Enough | #Time | #Life | #Dreams | #Goals | #Motivation

“The bad news is that time flies.  The good news is that you’re the pilot.”
– Michael Altshuler

Zy Marquiez
May 16, 2019

The title of this blog post stems from the song, Eternity and A Day.  It is a song that takes place in one of the Underworld movies.

At this very moment, I am currently going through my final check up of my poetry book A Kaleidoscope Of Possibilities, and it escaped me that I had written a poem called “Eternity & A Day Will Never Be Enough”.

I mention this because time is something I will always write about, and even think about more so.  Rereading this poem made me realize that no matter how much time I was allotted as an individual, there would never be enough time for me to realize all my dreams.  This sounds rather dismal, but perhaps it’s not.

You might be thinking, “How could NOT achieving all your dreams not be bad?”

Great question, I am very glad you asked.  We are going to employ a binary answer for this.

First, let’s take a slightly different outside-of-the-box point of view.  If every single one of us had more time, what would we do?  We would cram even more things into our schedules and fill it to the hilt.  Say we have 48 hours in the day, what would we do?  We would probably have more goals, dream more, dream bigger, or perhaps not dream at all, perhaps still live life to the same degree we would when we have 24 hours a day not pushing ourselves to our maximum potential.  The point is that, adding more time might only add more work (be it actual work, chasing dreams, etc.), but perhaps not more freedom to accomplish everything, if that makes sense. 

My contention is that more time has never been the problem.  The problem stems from not using each minute, each hour, each day, to its maximum potential.  Whether we have 24 hours in a day, or 48 hours in a day, a bad habit in time-management will be a bad habit either way.  Now to my second point.

The possibility, and I say possibility because it’s not a certainty, that we may not achieve all of our dreams is paramount because it should make us appreciate the moments, goals and dreams that we have to a remarkable degree.  For instance, if you knew you had 10 dreams, wouldn’t you spend time chasing those that mean the most?

Having only a certain degree of latitude in life pushes us out of our comfort zones and into consideration of things we might not otherwise feel if we didn’t have any pressure from the clock.

In my personal case, I know that if I had more time, that would just me more goals, more dreams, and so on.  That would be fantastic, but it would never end, which is my anchor in all this.

If an individual is employing imagination to its maximum potential, there will never be enough time for them to accomplish all their dreams, and that’s a good thing because that means they are pushing themselves constantly, instead of say having 2 or 3 goals they might wish to accomplish.

This notion hits me hard because my appreciation for time every passing day grows considerably.  Leave it to a poem to remind me of it.

These thoughts are to help foster rumination of whatever goals individuals may have, and structuring them in a way that helps them gain more out of life.

Now I get back to one of my dreams, and I hope every single one of you do as well.

You all have a stellar evening.

Suggested Reading:

Have You Ever Walked On The Moon?
Never Underestimate The Power Of Imagination, The Power Of Dropping Seeds
The Artist & The Trance Of Inspiration
Stranger On The Moon
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Taking That First Step Towards A New Journey
My First Book The Twin Flame, Future Projects & More
Breakaway Individuals Throughout History: The Individuals, The Trailblazers & You
Why A Sound Mindset Is Crucial: The Light Side Of Mindset Vs. The Dark Side Of Mindset
Mindset Mindset Mindset!
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Mindwaves & Mindfulness
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Mindfulness & Music
How TV Robs You Of Your Life
How You Deposit A Truckload Of Black Pearls Into An Emotional Bank Account
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Emotional Bank Accounts: Investing In Yourself
Emotional Bank Accounts: Withdraw Withdraw Withdraw!
Emotional Bank Accounts: Mutual Funds
Emotional Bank Accounts: Trust
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Emotional Bank Accounts: Large Scale Withdraws
Emotional Bank Accounts: Deposits & Withdraws
Emotional Bank Accounts: Mutual Investments
Emotional Bank Accounts: Interest Rates
Emotional Bank Accounts: Gems Gems Gems, Babies Everywhere!
Emotional Bank Accounts: I Call Your 7 Cents & Raise You A Dollar
Emotional Bank Accounts: Account Closures
Emotional Bank Accounts: Anonymous Donations
Emotional Bank Accounts: Executive Decisions
How You Deposit A Truckload Of Black Pearls Into An Emotional Bank Account
How Are Your (Emotional) Bank Accounts Doing?
Poker & Life: Pulling The Friend’s Card
Poker & Life: The Comfort Card
Poker & Life: Pulling The Mask Card
Imagination Unleashed
The Inherent Power Of Curiosity
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Poker FlashBack: Swimming With Sharks, Swimming With Whales
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Infusing Energy Into The Individual
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Consciously Creating The Road Of Change, The World Of Tomorrow
What Are Your Personal Defaults?
A World Of Grays
Mindfulness, Loss & Friendship
The Opening Salvo, The First Minute
The Seeds Of Today, The World Of Tomorrow
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Piercing Perspectives #1: Taking Things For Granted | Health & Mindset
Piercing Perspectives #2: You The Individual Are Extraordinary
Piercing Perspectives #3: The Divide & Conquer Left Right Paradigm
Piercing Perspectives #4: Poker As A Mirror For Life
The Individual, The Foundation Of Society


#Quote Of The Day | #Time

“You can do so much in 10 minutes time. Ten minutes, once gone, are gone for good. Divide your life in 10-minute units and sacrifice as few of them as
possible in meaningless activity.”
– Ingvar Kamprad, Founder Of Ikea

You’re On The Clock | #Time #Mindset #Perspective

“The greatest gift you can give someone is your time because when you give your time, you are giving someone a portion of your time that you will never get back.”

Zy Marquiez
March 29, 2019

As a preamble, the idea for this blog post stems from a conversation I had with my friend nigh a week and a half ago.  The whole point of the notion, ‘you’re on the clock’, simply refers to the amount of time you have left in life.

With that out of the way, the main topic that my friend and I talked about was mindset, though from two separate avenues.  He talked about it through music as he is a musician, and I talked about it through self-directed learning.  This conversation was reminiscent of many conversations I’ve had with people about mindset, and it’s always great to see two distinct angles have one overarching commonality.

How do mindset and time couple, though?

Each of us have plans that we would love to accomplish (don’t we all?), but it never seems like we have enough time.  Moreover, ideas often grow like weeds and it’s incredibly easy to get side-tracked on myriad ideas without focusing on one specifically or logging enough time into that one main project or idea that has been waiting in the wings for quite some time.

What’s worse, time keeps on ticking by: life waits for nobodyThat is a very sobering and disheartening prospect.  Every second that passes, only passes once – once.  This of course is glaringly obvious, and yet, I would argue that everyone including myself donates time by the truck load into the ever present vortex of distraction.

Precision with time is so paramount, that it is my belief that there should be courses taught on this very subject, for it affects all aspects of our lives.

Have travels in mind?  Spend time taking a trip to whatever destination it might be.
Wish to learn more?  Spend more time educating yourself.
You love to help others?  Spend more time aiding others in any way you can.
Need extra income for x, y, or z reason?  Spend more time at work.
Want to have quality time with whomever?  Spend time with that person.

Now, do me a favor, reread the last five sentences and tell me what’s the most important word in all of them.

What did you come up with?  Was it the word time?

My contention would be that time is the second most important word all those sentences.  You could ask, how could that be?  This post is about time, isn’t it?  Certainly, it is.  But time is not something we have control over.  How we spend that time is.  As such, the word I want to home-in on is ‘spend’.

Spending implies something that is used up, consumed or exhausted.  These are sobering words that bring about the implication: time is valuable. 

In fact, so much so that, the full latitude of our lives are spent [there’s a derivative of that word again] in such a way to highlight what?  Key moments in time. 

I do not believe anybody would argue that time isn’t valuable.  However, if it is valuable, how come time is taken for granted by all of us including me?  I can’t answer for everyone else, but I can answer for myself.  I know that although I try and be incredibly precise with my time, I always want to do more, I always need to do more, and yet, I do not do as much as I would like or am able to.  Why so?

Because time, like water, is everywhere – it is a mainstay in our lives.  Its easy to overlook something that’s part of your life, every single day, for the rest of your life.  How many things come close to that?

If time wasn’t gifted to anyone – and it is a gift – and one had to work to purchase it, people would treat seconds like rubies, hours like black pearls and days like treasure chests full of invaluables from times immemorial.  Hell, people would hoard seconds like water in a desert.[1]  Perhaps a perspective similar to that would make all individuals value time more.  It’s certainly something to consider and a rumination I will attempt to focus on quite more daily.

Now to that damn clock: it keeps ticking, it’s always ticking.  What’s the destination of your clock?  Where is your time going?

For me personally, at this moment its writing this very blog.  After that?  I’m uncertain, and I can readily admit that.

Life is full of uncertainties, but how you – the individual – spends their time doesn’t need to be one of them.
[1] These analogies might be something to expand upon in a future post or a write up of a different sort.

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About The Author:

Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, inquirer, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, and freelance writer who aims at empowering individuals while also studying and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.