The Time Paradox

“Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.”


What if I told you that we all are the creators of our own time? That our greatest resource, time, is completely under our own control?

The standard way of looking at ‘time’ is based in part on Sir Isaac Newton’s classical explanation of time, “that time passes uniformly without regard to whether anything happens in the world.”i Makes total sense, I have always believed in the value of time as a resource that should be embraced as finite. However, my view has been slightly altered, thanks to reading the book ‘The Big Leap’ by Dr. Gay Hendricks.

Dr. Hendricks uses the expression “Einstein Time” to teach us that we all are masters of our own dynamic time source, that the ‘Newtonian method’ and the ‘Einstein method’ are vastly different viewpoints.

Time really is a perceptual resource; we own our time, it does not own us!

To expand the amount of time we have in our daily lives we have to be creative in our processing of thoughts. Because it is through changing of the perception that time becomes an asset, not a liability.

Not something finite but really infinite. See, it is a perception thing!

If we acknowledge that we own our time, that YOU own it, and that time does not own you than we become the masters of our lives. When we admit to ourselves that time does not control our life, we lose the ‘victim’ mentality.

Now we get closer to the top level of Abraham Maslow's ‘Hierarchy of Needs’, Self-Actualization.

By owning our own time we relieve pressure and stress. By becoming more focused on what we truly want to accomplish, we eliminate boredom. Time becomes our asset, not liability. Use these tips to improve your personal time bank-

· Do not complain, out loud or in your mind, about a lack of time

· Abstain from perpetuating time as a stressor

· Acknowledge how often we complain about “not having enough”

· Embrace feeling hurried as a positive influence on creativity

· Breathe deeply