How to buy time


Time is known to be out of the reach of every man. Morning comes and night goes. The clock on the wall refuses to stop for us to enjoy a little and continue later. Time has shown to be smarter than us all, beyond us and out of our reach. 

Louis MacNeice advised that:
A watched clock never moves, they said: 
Leave it alone and you'll grow up. 

Nor will the sulking holiday train 

Start sooner if you stamp your feet.

This further indicates that time truly waits for no man. However, there are ways to buy time. There are always ways to make time think it is too slow. This is not done by looking at it, but by ignoring it. Here are the few things to do to buy time:
#1 Always believe there is no time
Punctuality is the politeness of princes – Anonymous. The truth is whatever you want to do, do it now. The best time to do anything is a moment ago or now. Anything after now is tantamount to selling time instead of buying time. Never for once think that you could do it later because the later may not come. 

It is best done a moment ago, better done now and worse done later. Procrastination is a time thief. It makes you feel you have all the time and can always do it later, however, doing it later is a very bad mentality. Would you pick a choice of succeeding later over now? If you would like to succeed now, then work now.

# 2 Punctuality
Many have grown the spirit of lateness. Don’t be surprised they will even be late to their own wedding. They have grown the laziness mentality of a program not starting exactly the time fixed, they therefore would not go early. Whether a program starts or not at the time fixed, you have to develop the attitude to get things done at the right time. 

You are not living for others, you are living for yourself. It is a bad decision not to cultivate the habit of punctuality. Punctuality helps one to grow the right attitude to life. Therefore, make sure things are done at the right time.

#3 Have a Timetable
It is not necessary you have a written timetable. It can be written in your heart. This is to ascertain monitoring and proper use of time. It guides one on things to be done and make sure time management is key. Somerset Morgham says,” I would sooner read a time-table or a catalogue than nothing at all. They are much more entertaining than half the novels that are written”. 

You therefore need a timetable. One you can refer to when you don’t know or have what to do. Timetable doesn’t alone tell you what to do, it also tells you what not to do. So you need to set up your life just like a system.

#4 Take opportunities
The major thing that keeps one going in life is to appreciate the things currently happening in one’s life. Though one might not be at where one should be, but one is not at where he used to be. And progress is a major stake in the journey of life. Slow and steady is known to win the race. It’s not about how fast you are, but how far you have gone. So whatever comes to your life now, make sure you take it and do it well.

#5 Always do Something
I have, all my life long, been lying till noon; yet I tell all young men, and tell them with great sincerity, that nobody who does not rise early will ever do any good – Samuel Johnson.
Not doing anything is tantamount to killing time. It is a bad precedence.

In reality, killing time
Is only the name for another of the multifarious ways 

By which Time kills us - Sir Osbert Sitwell

Whenever you are doing nothing should be the time you resting your head and brain (Sleeping). Every other time should be used to do something meaningful, important. If it is not productive, it must be adding knowledge.

And at the end of these all, you discover you made it at the right time, you become happy at early age and you must have served your purpose on earth even while young. You get to retire at 40 or 50 and still remain an happy man. According to Elbert Hubbard, “If you want work well done, select a busy man: the other kind has no time”. 

Check this: The things I did wrong

According to Samuel Johnson, “I hate a fellow whom pride, or cowardice, or laziness drives into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl; let him come out as I do, and bark”. 
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Therefore, go out there and find something productive to do rather than sitting idle.

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