The lines such as time and tide wait for none and keeping a track of time have always been taught to every child including me. The importance of the clock ticking away and each task to be completed within a stipulated time is given a lot of importance
When a child goes to play school he is taught how to solve a puzzle or
assemble a toy and the one who does it fastest is acknowledged. In school, students race against time to complete a test in three hours and the same follows in every competition or rather throughout life.
Looking at how we spend our lives chasing time and trying to fit into
it’s frame it feels like we’ve turned into machines that have a timer set and would starting beeping ‘failure’ as and when the last second ticks. All over the world people are just running after completing the task and meeting targets. When I looked around I saw a similar story; students slogging on the last night before the exam, employees’ burning the night oil before a presentation at work, contractors working to meet deadlines for construction projects and so on.
So how do we break the deadlock from time and stop functioning like a mere machine. People have found out the one and only answer to the question via different sources and life experiences. I found mine through an incident too.
Driving around the city I stopped at a red light and saw the timer counting down from 90 to 1 waiting for the light to turn green and I thought that there is no point trying to complete something just because it has to be done within the given time. To break the deadlock one needs to take up the job or task as his passion because the best things in life happen when one is lost in what he is doing.
So stop looking at the clock ticking and work towards what you love doing.
Do what you love doing and the clock will stand by you and say,
“Sir you still have a lot of time to spare how would you like to use me.”