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The difference between winners and losers can be stated in 5 words – ‘I did not have time’. Go and ask somebody for a favor and the inevitable reply would be “Yaar time nai hai!!

‘ Can we go for a movie?’

…‘yaar time nai hai’

‘Assignment?’..

…‘yaar time nai hai’

Most of the people don’t have time for almost every task they are expected to do. Then what do we do all day? We all have 24 hours a day! Still some of us manage time well whereas others wish for that extra hour during which they would complete their pending work.

Talking of scarcity of time in a student’s life, I would say  that the biggest reason behind it is the misuse and overuse of applications such as Facebook, Whatsapp and temple run. We don’t realize how quickly time passes when we indulge ourselves in these activities, out of which we don’t get any valuable outcome either. It doesn’t mean that we ban recreation altogether and become robots, but we must judicially decide how many hours of leisure would be cool with our daily routine.

I remember having read a book about Chanakya Neeti, one of whose incidents really moved me.

IT SO HAPPENED THAT CHANAKYA AND CHANDRAGUPTA (WHO WAS NOT A KING THEN) HAD BEEN TRAVELING FOR DAYS AND WERE, OBVIOUSLY, TIRED. ON BEING ASKED IF HE NEEDED REST, CHANAKYA HAD SAID “NAHI, MUJHEA ABHI VISHRAAM NAHI CHAHIYE, KARYA PURA HONE KE PASHCHAAT HI VISHRAAM HONA CHAHIYE” I.E “I WOULD NOT REST TILL MY MISSION IS ACCOMPLISHED”.

I think that is why Chanakya is counted as one of the most brilliant minds in the world:  he followed the right ideals. Nowadays, we keep procrastinating our work till the last moment and then hastily complete the task anyhow. Even then, our mind is occupied with different unimportant things:

‘kal pavitra rishta ka maha episode hai’

…’mere status pe kitne likes aae!! J’

I mean… why????? Why can’t we simply concentrate on one thing at a time? Believe me, if we start doing this, we would be able to manage our time really well. Meditation is our best friend when it comes to improving concentration.

Also, we must learn to use our conscience well, like what is good, rather fruitful for us. Yes, we have full liberty to act selfish when it comes to this. It might have happened that we spend day and night talking to/ chatting with a person and later realize that it was not worth it. Yes?? Come On? Many of us share this story. So don’t hesitate in being selfish when it comes to making your life better. And personally speaking, erase the line ‘log kya bolenge’ from your dictionary. As said by our elders, we learn from our mistakes. And if something in your life goes wrong, just chalk it up to experience and move on!! So from today, whenever you do something that is not really worth your time, think of chanakya (and me of course) and his ideals. Time is a valuable resource, once it is spent, we would never recover it. So make sure you make maximum use of it.

~ by Aishwarya Vasudha, TIF

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