Monday, July 19, 2010

Tempus neminem manet - Time waits for no one

Tempus neminem manet - Time waits for no one

"When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a Second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity." -Albert Einstein, (on his theory of relativity).

Perhaps the most important commodity we have as humans is in the realm of time. Whilst I have never really been a clock watcher, I am governed by time just as yourself. Time seems to have greater meaning, relative to our age and responsibilities. One thing for sure, is it does seem to speed up the older we get. All things are relative.

Empowering Vision

I have worked for the past twenty five years advising and assisting people to find their personal and corporate vision, to better accommodate their hopes for the future. It never ceases to amaze me how many people can meander through life from one situation to another, without taking the time to define their life purpose.

"Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save." – Will Rogers.

Living life without a defined purpose is like setting out on a journey without the use of a compass or map. It may well provide excitement for the first few days or weeks, but after thirty, forty or fifty years! Whew!

Unfortunately though, how sad it is to treat life as a daily existence. So many people live life that way, and this is living life at its poorest form.

Learn from yesterday, Live for today and always have Hope for tomorrow.

Playing my part:

Sir Michael Costa was conducting a rehearsal in which the orchestra was joined in a great chorus. About half way through the session, with the trumpets blaring, Drums rolling, and violins singing their rich melody, the Piccolo player muttered to himself, what good am I doing? I might as well not be playing. Nobody can hear me anyway! So he placed his instrument to his lips but made no sound. Within moments the conductor cried, stop! Stop! Stop! Where is the piccolo?

Perhaps many people didn't realise that the piccolo was missing, but the most important person did. So it is with our life. Our creator knows when we don't play the part that is assigned to us, even if others don't.

Let me leave you with this thought by Carl Sandburg:

“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you”.