Time is an instance or single occasion for some event, while ordering is logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements. It is not an exaggeration to say the concept of time cannot be overemphasis by anyone who intended to live a successful life. Time is a compound made up of three elements namely past, present and future, every human being is exposed to these periods of time, effective ordering of these elements of time determines the degree of a man’s success.
The past is the period of time that has already happened – the time that has elapsed. The present is the period of time that is happening or relating to now; it is an intermediate between past and future. And the future is the period of time ahead; I mean the period yet to be experienced. To put it simple, let me relate it with yesterday, today and tomorrow. Yesterday is a day before today, which is the past. Today is the current day, the day that include the present moment, which I called the present. And tomorrow is the day after the present day, which I represented as the future. There is a common saying ”today is the child of yesterday and the parent of tomorrow” in the same way I will say “present is the child of past and the parent to the future.”
The explanation and illustration above suggest to us the normal order – arrangement – of time, which is Past →Present → future. Our past is behind us, so it demand less attention. We live in the present, and it demand more attention. The future is ahead, we are expected to focus on it.
The major problem is that many live and focus in their past, pay little attention to the present and pay no attention to the future. These people spend quality time wallowing in regret of the past. The unintended consequence of this action is a life full of frustration and depression and nothing more.
“past is an experience, present is an experiment, and future is the expectation. Use you experience in your experiments to achieve your expectations”.
Some people on their part live in the future forget that “our future will definitely express what we are doing at present”, they live in the imagination of the future doing nothing to make this their awesome imagination a reality. How do you know your stand? If you are always depressed, you are living in the past, if you are living in anxious, you are living in the future, if you are living at peace, you are living in the present. This is my advise “Guide how you order your time because anything that succeed in rearranging your time has succeed in caging your destiny”