Redeeming the time, because the days are evil (Ephesians 5:16)
By Ter Manyang Gatwech, Kampala –Uganda
February 15, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Time management is the act or process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency or productivity. It is a Meta –activity with the goal to maximize the overall benefits of a set of other activities within the boundary condition of a limited amount of time.
Time management may be aided by a range of skills, tools, and techniques used to manage time when accomplishing specific tasks, projects, and goals complying with a due date. Initially, time management referred to just business or work activities, but eventually the time broadened to include personal activities as well as time management system is designed combination of processes, tools, techniques, and methods. The question is; where do the young people spend their time from? I met with the Professor Jude from Makerere University, school of Social Economic Sciences; rose up question on me. How many hours did you spend a day or night for your personal activities as a Public Administrator to be? I
I answer him like this, there are certain things in life that are not in unending supply; they are limited. One of them is time. Learn to save time. Keep track of your time. Our opening verse says for us to redeem the time because the days are evil. If you play a game, may be soccer for example, they may give you extra time. However, life is not a game; and there’s no extra time. Therefore, make every day count for your life. Take the opportunity of everyday improves yourself and introduces something into your life that’s worth the while; something positive.
Invest your time wisely. Seize the amount. Make a decision for success today. Don’t wait; don’t procrastinate. Success is for the man who says ‘’yes’’ to success. Success is for the man who plans for it; who reaches out for it. Who says ‘’I’II wake up at such- and-such a time, to study’’ and wake up. Success is for the man who says ‘’I’II read the books in anywhere,’ and he read it! Success is for the man who says ‘’I’II go to school’’ and he goes. Choose to be a success. Time is fixed and never seems enough and so we have to make time for important things. Successful people are time- conscious.
Success is waiting for the man who makes a decision. Don’t spend your time watching merely television or video 24 hours a day. Those you are watching have put their best into what you are watching. Yesterday may be gone, but you have today; make it count. You may be not being able to change yesterday but you can plan today to change tomorrow. You can do something about tomorrow and to do something about tomorrow, you have got to do it today. So make the most of your time. Please remember, there is no extra time; therefore whatever you do now, do it the best way the first time.
My people in Africa Continent do not respect the time management; especially those in Democratic Federal Republic of South Sudan (DFRSS). My appeal to those who are Public Administrators, Lawyers, Teachers, Accountants, Engineers and they should respect time management so much.
Ter Manyang Gatwech is the chairperson of Gawaar Community in Uganda, and the former president of Cavendish University Uganda Students Association of Public Administration and Management. You contact me through my email address; email@example.com. Ter is just pending for his graduation day in November, 2015.