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A Brief Meditation on Time on a Cold Day at the Start of a New Year…

February 2nd, 2018 by Stephen Bauman

Do you highly value your time?

Planning Consultant and Director of the Center for Complex Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology writes that “It never ceases to amaze how much time people say they spend doing things they claim not to value. At the same time, they emphasize how little time they spend doing things they profess to value. People often tend to reflect wistfully on all the things they wish they were doing. However, they do not act. In this way, they squander their time. They are wasting their most precious resource.”

Does this describe you? Do you ever find yourself whining how little time you have to spend on things you say matter most of all? Experience reveals that we are great pretenders…

If something really does matter to us, we make the time for it. Check this out in your own life. In my conversations with people over the years, I often have had the opportunity to suggest they take an honest look at what they say they value versus what they do.

If you’re serious about changing your patterns and habits, keep a time journal for a month. Take stock. And then, for your own soul’s sake, act.

You have exactly one lifetime. It would be a horrible waste to let it dribble away…

Stephen Bauman

Rev. Dr. Stephen P. Bauman is the Senior Minister at Christ Church.