How can all these questions have the same answer?

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.

Question Answer
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,

Situation Relevance
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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32 Comments Add yours

  1. Enjoyed reading the post, Anjana. Particularly liked the way you have structured it starting with the Q& A.

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    1. Anjana says:

      Somali, thank you so much for your appreciation, means a lot 🙂

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  2. Wow. That’s well put. Maybe it’s not my time, yet – that’s what I keep telling myself when things don’t quite work out my way. Great post, Anjana.

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    1. Anjana says:

      Even I tell the same to myself. Thank you for reading, Shweta 😀

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      1. Hi5! It was my pleasure. 😊

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  3. The point you make is very insightful. I think most of us can relate to it.
    I feel that one has to ponder and assimilate this great insight and what it actually means. You personal example of getting the job second time over is quite powerful, even to the reader, and drives the point home.

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    1. Anjana says:

      Zenista, thank you for taking the time to read and expressing your views on my writing, it’s very motivating 🙂

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  4. It’s the same answer all the time, isn’t it?
    It’s just not your time…
    This was really a wonderful and a thought provoking post. Really enjoyed reading this,

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    1. Anjana says:

      Yeah, unfortunately it is the same answer. I’m happy to know that you enjoyed reading it, Moushmi 🙂

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  5. Dahlia says:

    I also believe that there is a time and place for everything. Loved the way you brought out your point of view 🙂

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    1. Anjana says:

      Me too. Thank you so much, Dahlia 🙂

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  6. Eccentric Muse says:

    As Ecclesiastes say there is a time to every purpose under the heaven. Enjoyable read.

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    1. Anjana says:

      Thank you 🙂

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  7. Great blog..keep writing😊

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    1. Anjana says:

      Thank you for the encouragement 🙂

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    1. Anjana says:

      Thank you 🙂

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  8. toothfairy6 says:

    This was a Much needed read for me right now 🙂 thankyou

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    1. Anjana says:

      I’m glad to hear it. Thank you for reading 🙂

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  9. I like your thinking!

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    1. Anjana says:

      Thank you 🙂

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  10. A lot of ‘timely’ wisdom there, Anjana. So true, there was once an instance where a few seconds was all that was needed to loose a dear one but we were lucky to reach the hospital on time. That day the value of a few seconds became evident.
    Time can make and break you.
    Thank you for the reminder, Anjana.

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    1. Anjana says:

      It’s good to know that you didn’t lose your loved one. And I believe that time really has the power to make or break you. Thank you so much for reading 🙂

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      1. My pleasure, Anjana

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  11. Amazing post Anjana ! wonderfull observations.

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    1. Anjana says:

      Thank you, Urvashi 🙂

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  12. Hi really enjoyed reading your honest, yet upbeat post.

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    1. Anjana says:

      Thank you for reading the post 🙂

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  13. i went through many of tour works and i must say you are running very interesting blog

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    1. Anjana says:

      Thank you very much for taking the time to read my posts, Vaibhaw 🙂

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