When life gets hard, we vent our problems to the people we know. Surprisingly, a majority of them give the same answer. See if you can relate to any of these.
|Struggling to find a job?||May be it’s not your time yet|
|Earning less?||Keep working hard, when it’s your time you’ll earn more|
|Not in a relationship?||May be it’s not your time yet|
|Not married?||May be it’s not your time yet|
|Trying to be a parent?||May be it’s not your time yet|
|Trying to get over a bad relationship/divorce?||Time will heal everything|
It is funny how all these major questions have the same answer and have one word in common, ‘time.’ From a simple joke to major decisions, timing plays a dominant role in our lives. Be it good or bad, it has the ability to influence the choice we make.
Time has the power to make “to be or not to be” happen. For instance,
|Joke||Tell it at the right time, it’s hilarious; tell it at the wrong time, it won’t be funny|
|Making biriyani||Trying to make it can be difficult because it’s much more than the ingredients. Timing of the cooking is crucial. If taken out too soon it’ll be under-cooked, and if taken out too late it’ll be overcooked|
|Photo||To capture sunset/sunrise, you have to wait for the perfect time to shoot it|
|Health||If an illness is diagnosed early it can be lifesaving, if found out at a later stage consequences could be dire|
|Business market||Investors must know the right time to buy, hold and sell shares to earn profit|
|Sports||In order to win, good reaction time is crucial for games such as tennis, squash, soccer and badminton|
Like this I can go on and on.
You would have often said to yourself ‘If only I had done it at the right time, things would have been different.’ Often timing seems to be the key to unlock the lock of good things.
“Timing is everything” was certainly true in my life. Months back, I attended an interview and failed in the first round. It was bothering me for a long time on how I failed such a simple time. So, I re-took the test and got the job. I was puzzled! it was the same test, why didn’t I get through the first time? What was different the second time? The answer was obvious, timing wasn’t right.
When someone is well settled and experiences all the happiness, you’re happy for them but, deep down you have hard feelings. That feel doesn’t automatically translate to jealousy; it means that you want things to change in your life too. Remember, even they must have put up with a lot to get to where they are now. So let’s try to look beyond sunshine and rainbows.
Note- According to oxforddictionaries.com, the word jealous means “Feeling or showing an envious resentment of someone or their achievements, possessions, or perceived advantages.” Know the difference.
It may seem like the seasons of the weather changes but, our life isn’t. May be if we get good things a minute earlier we may screw it up. Apparently, we seem to excel at it!
Going through hardships will make us appreciate the value of the good when we get it. So let’s be a little more patient and hope that things will get better.
And above all, let us not allow the lack of ‘our time’ stop us from trying.
“When it’s your time, it’s your time.”-Bruno Mars
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