Updated: Dec 5, 2019
How can anyone manage something that they don't even understand themselves?
For anyone to manage anything, first there needs to be something that is really manageable. In addition, they must understand what is it that they want to manage.
What is time?
Ask anyone what time is it, and they will quickly glance at their watch and tell you something like 12:35 PM. What we generally accept as time is it really time? Lets break this down in simple steps.
Last Week: Thinking back to last week, there may be things that you wish you had done differently. The fact is that you cannot step back into last week to change anything.
Next Week: Human beings love to plan. Think about all the things that you have planned to accomplish next week. Can you step forward into next week to get anything done? I think it is safe to say, No.
What is true about not being able to step backward in time last week or step forward in time next week is valid for yesterday/tomorrow, last hour/next hour, last minute/next minute, last second/next second, and any fraction of a second that we want. This logic leaves us with only one time: Now.
Now is our only connection point with time, the only gift of time, and that is why it is literally called "Present". What is it there to manage if the only real connection point with time is one moment also known as "Now". Why write multiple books about one thing while the book's content develops something else?
By paying attention to how we ask and answer the 'what time is it' question, you clearly see that 'time is'. The notion of 'time is' clearly shows that we are dealing with the state of something. In reality, that something doesn't change and will never change. Time has always existed the way that 'it is' today, has been perfect since the beginning, and will never change simply because it is perfect. Anything perfect doesn't require change. What most people consider as time, is really not time.
The fact is, as good as human brain is, it can only fulfill two functions: Counting and measuring. This is the main reason it cannot grasps certain notions such as infinity, eternity, animistic, spiritual, divine, and God that are beyond space and . Our intellect is extremely limited because it is bound to space and time. Its attempt to explain or understand time is by measuring our progress inside time, by putting marks, then counting and measuring. This is why there are units such as seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, and so on and so forth. We use these marks to make sense of our journey inside time by determining how far we've traveled.
Time is an eternal recorder of all that is happening inside Creation. That is why we can look back in time an see what took place. What is known today as time is nothing but our intellectual attempt to create reference points so that our brain can make sense of it. With reference points, the brain can then do what it does best: Count and Measure.
Stop calling Time Management something that it is not because no one controls time and no one can really manage it. At best we can talk about Personal Planning which in reality is also another way of counting and measuring whatever is it we want to do inside time.
Become the Time Management Master for Life
The only best way to manage time is to live each moment of your life fully, not in the past and not in the future. Each one of us only have those moments to live and make a difference. They come and go as fast as they came. Failing to fully live the moments leaves us with regrets because there is no possibility to step back in time, since that connection with time is gone. Be the best you can possibly be now, do the best you can do now, live fully now, aspire to nobility and greatness every moment time brings to your life, that is how you become a "Time Management Master" for Life.