‘Managing time,’ a term we all know – probably has similar meanings for most people.
We are, after all, managing the same 24 hours daily.
So why such a wide variance?
Sleep and meals are routine and probably plot on graphs as ‘within a range’ of time taken and when they occur. The rest are not so simple to understand. Managing life is a familiar term too, but we have a more comprehensive range of perceptions. Because managing life involves lifestyle, relationships, careers, ambitions, leisure and work, it involves so many things, and each is handling/managing time, is it not?
Managing life is not, in my view, about a long-term plan, a roadmap or a chart – but rather, how we cope. How we get through each day. How we manage our circumstances. But here’s a question – do we need to work through our life differently at different stages of life?
Setting aside our growing up years, do we need to manage things in our 40s, 50s, and 60s like we did in our 20s and 30s?
I expect most would answer NO, that we need to manage differently.
I agree, but are those changes part of a plan, a roadmap, a chart – or something we think we can manage well simply by being older?
As some of us move into our 70s, 80s and 90s, is there a need for change?
Or has the time for change passed us by?
I believe we can change, should change – that we must change.
Otherwise, every failed dream remains in the failure column, and every unfulfilled ambition never comes to fruition.