In Others’ Words: Time
“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.” ~C.S. Lewis, author
Stop for just a moment and think about the last 60 minutes. An hour ago, those minutes were your future. Now? They are your past.
What did you accomplish in that span of time?
And before you say, “Nothing,” and groan and think how you wasted your time … stop again. Sometimes doing nothing isn’t a waste of time. Sometimes doing nothing is exactly the best use of our time. Resting. Regrouping. Being still.
I am often driven by my To Do list. I evaluate success by the number of things I’ve crossed off. The more black lines slashed through words, the more I’ve achieved.
Is life truly tallied by what I’ve done or not done? Is life about grabbing all the gusto I can get and shoving it into the next 60 minutes?
In Your Words: Do you have a favorite quote about time? I’d love to have you share it in a comment below! What did the last 60 minutes look like for you? What do the next 60 minutes hold?