How to value time? Food for thought everyone should reflect on, but not in the way you may think. In our fast-paced society, it has become difficult to appreciate the value of life-in-time. Being constantly distracted, addicted, and moving so fast, trying to assign value to Time is as much futile as it is distracting.
This blog post will explore Garcia’s perspective about Time, and how his view can help us better understand it. According to him, Time just “is”. It is attributable to nothing. Otherwise, think of it as a canvas, during and, upon which you live your life. Because it is impossible to affect it. Our focus should be on what we can value, and that is living our best life with those we love, those who love us, and the world.
By taking a step back and evaluating what is truly important, we can begin to consciously appreciate our lives during the constant, unstoppable, and inexhaustible streaming nature of Time.
Major Aspects of Valuing Time: Does it Match with Garcia’s View on How to Value Time?
Garcia’s approach to Time is not in assigning it any value, but in assigning value to our lives. This means we must find out what truly makes us happy and do more of those activities. Time will do what it always does, elapse regardless of what you do, or not do. It is as simple as that.
There are three important aspects to consider when it comes to how we value time:
– How do we live our lives?
– How do we spend our money?
– What is the quality of our thoughts?
Regarding this menu of food for thought, Garcia’s book “Now O’ Clock” is a great resource for anyone interested in appreciating the true nature of Time. Since the theme here is based on valuing life-in-time and not Time itself, the author has suggested some best ways to value Life, Money, and Thoughts that work in improving our overall happiness and satisfaction with life.
Here is what he says about each aspect of valuing life-in-time.
Ø How do we live our lives?
Garcia suggests that Time is what spends us into nothingness or into something we know nothing about; that we do not get Time; that we are consequently born “in” it. This being the nature of existence, it is essential to be selective about using our diminishing and exhaustible source of energy. He recommends that we devote our energies toward activities that add value to our lives. He also suggests we avoid wasteful activities that have nothing to do with our overall happiness.
Ø How do we spend our money?
Though not necessarily in the book, Garcia emphasizes the importance of investing in experiences rather than on things. He suggests that we invest money in things that brings us joy, good health and happiness while creating lasting and beautiful memories.
Ø How do we spend our thoughts?
Garcia believes that Life is a “doing” proposition fueled by our emotions and steered by our thoughts. He suggests that our actions are influenced by our desires and that our desires are born out of a particular interest we have in doing any activity. That we entertain those thoughts that moves us in the direction of our goals and arrest those that blocks us from achieving them. That we avoid or control thoughts that are stressful and anxious. That we choose those activities that make us fulfilled and happy, and that we remain open-minded to what he calls, “thought occurrences”.
What Major Aspects Does Garcia Highlight in Book about Time Value?
In the book “Now O’ Clock” by William Garcia he raises concern that how we think about Time as our lives relate to it. There is no “my” time. Time has no owner or possessor. What we do have however, is life to do with, what we will.
According to him there are three key aspects to examine when it comes to Time as a consideration:
Love – “Our entire lives are cloaked in this one present moment. Therefore, we should take care to fill our lives with what’s most important: Love and Companionship; not things”. William Garcia
Garcia believes that we should fill our moments with those we love.
Commitment – “Achieving many things in Life is easier than making the commitment to actually achieve them, too often, a lack of commitment is the reason for failure, Commit to something meaningful”. WG
This is to say that we should devote our interest and energy to those things that are important to us, and that we should commit to making them happen.
Discipline – Garcia writes,
“Sometime getting things done requires us to say, “Yes to No”.
This discipline is needed to do those things we should, even when we don’t feel like doing them. The sooner we master this discipline, the more we succeed.
Besides, the author further discloses better ways to value our time. He believes that there are a few key ways to do this, which we will explore in more depth below.
– We should be selective about what we do. Not all things that are important, are priorities. Sometimes the best course of action is to say No to Yes. Time will take care of the rest.
– Appreciate the nature of Time. Manage your tasks and priorities better. This includes planning and being efficient. Additionally, it is essential to be aware of how much energy is being expended on a particular task and adjusting as needed.
– It is crucial to enjoy our lives and not take it for granted. We should savor the good moments we have and file the bad ones.
– “Now, is that constant instant between the past and the future. It is the only time we live and the only time we can do something about almost anything”. William Garcia
By following these tips, we can learn how to better appreciate Time, according to William Garcia.
Selective Quotes from a Book teaching How to Value Time
In order to understand how to value time, it is important to first consider different views on the matter. Below, are some selective quotes from book Now O’ Clock emphasizing the theme of valuing time presenting Garcia’s view.
“Tomorrow is not going to get here any sooner than it will”. WG
“Every day I live, leaves me one day less to live. Mindful of this reality, I live in the only occasion of my life; Now”. WG
“Time itself is not the issue. It is our understanding, anxieties, and acceptance of Time as being a constant in our lives, and of Life as being a finite experience last but an instant”. WG
“Don’t be confused, diminishing returns only apply to Life, not Time. Time diminishes Life and there are never any returns”. WG
In the light of these wise and inspirational quotes by the author of the book, it is not difficult understand how firmly he emphasize the appreciation of Time.
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