A wonderful and thought provoking question that can be asked to oneself is, “Am I timing it right“? Am I doing the right thing at the right time?
Timing can truly be one of the most important factors in our lives. One needs to time their actions in order to achieve the best results- be it sports, academics and so on. If one times their actions, even the slightest of efforts brings huge rewards and if not, even tremendous efforts do not yield appreciable results.
Timing is everything. Timing impacts a music note, a stroke in sports, our communication and even our decision-making. One wrong flick of the bat, the ball may end up in the fielder’s hand, a mistimed kick can miss the goal, speaking the wrong thing at the wrong time can be disastrous and even turn the melodious of songs irritating to the ear.
Timing with the outside world takes practise, experience and wisdom but one can start with themselves by timing your actions. When you have to attempt anything, you have to be at your best. Only you know when you are at your best but when you are, do what you must! Do the important tasks. When you don’t feel so good, it’s ok to take a step back.
Once you realize that you can go ahead only when you are at your best, it is extremely important to keep yourself best at every moment of your life. Every little thing you do, if done with the same level of involvement and dedication as you would do the big tasks, you will get phenomenal results. No skill is developed over-night. It is the persistance that you show to every little thing you do. Over a period of time, the cummulative result will be worth the effort! This is applicable to all walks of life.
Try to pay attention to everything around you the same way and apply yourself with the self intensity irrespective of the task. Be involved in it and everything else will sort out itself in time. Prioritize your tasks because what might be important for you, may not be for the other. Therefore, invest your time and energy iff it is important, because both are finite.
The first place to start would be by observing yourself and know when you are at your peak. Once you do, you will understand the criticality of being at your peak and involving yourself completely.
Sometimes the tides may be unfavourable but all we have to do is do our task sincerely and leave the rest to the Supreme Lord. It is natural to think of results but don’t bother too much. He has His way of rewarding us for our actions.
“You have a right to perform your prescribed duties, but you are not entitled to the fruits of your actions. Never consider yourself to be the cause of the results of your activities, nor be attached to inaction”.