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Time Time Time

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By Abdul QayyumPublished 2 months ago 4 min read
Time Time Time

Time Time Time

There once was a lad named Rohan who lived in a little village. It was well known that Rohan lacked ambition and was a lazy person. He was always told by his family and friends to respect time, but he had a propensity of squandering it and putting off doing critical chores. Rohan didn't appear to get its significance.

Mr. Gupta, a wise old man, came to the community one lovely day. He was renowned for his insight and knack for finding solutions to people's issues. Word got out fast, and Rohan soon learned of Mr. Gupta's visit. His curiosity piqued, so he chose to ask the elderly man for advice.

Mr. Gupta was seated under a big banyan tree when Rohan came over. He bowed respectfully and said, "I have heard that you are a very wise man. Would you kindly give me some advice on how to live life to the fullest?" Mr. Gupta acknowledged the young man's difficulty with a smile and a nod. He handed Rohan an hourglass that he had removed from his bag. He explained, "This hourglass represents time." "Each grain of sand represents a precious moment of your life." The hourglass felt heavy in Rohan's hands as he clutched it and realized its importance.

"Now," Mr. Gupta went on, "I want you to picture every single grain of sand that falls through this hourglass as a chance lost. A grain disappears forever each time you put off doing anything or waste time." Recognizing the seriousness of his acts, Rohan listened carefully to Mr. Gupta say, "My kid, time is a precious gift. It doesn't wait on anyone. You cannot get back every second that elapses. You will wake up one day full of sorrow if you continue to waste it." Rohan questioned, feeling a sense of urgency, "But how can I change? How do I value time and utilize it to its fullest?" Mr. Gupta gave a kind grin. He stated, "It starts with little steps." "Set priorities for your chores and begin by creating goals. Divide them into small, doable tasks and concentrate on doing each one individually. Get efficient at managing your time. Recall that those who recognize the worth of time are likely to succeed."

Taking the elderly man's words to heart, Rohan made the decision to alter his behavior. He started by planning out his daily schedule and allocating precise times for each task. Distractions were banished, and he concentrated only on the work at hand. Over time, Rohan experienced a favorable change in his life.

Weeks grew into months as days continued to pass. Rohan's increased focus and self-control were rewarded. Things he had been putting off for years, he completed. He followed his passions and found gifts he never knew he had.

The locals were astounded by the astounding change they saw in Rohan. As time went on, Rohan came to see that building relationships rather than merely completing things was where time truly had its power. He treasured the times he enjoyed with his family and friends by spending meaningful time with them. He realized that every moment spent with loved ones was precious and that time was a finite resource.

As the years went by, Rohan got older. He was given honors by his village for his outstanding accomplishments and prudent use of time. He encouraged the younger generation to embrace each moment and live life to the fullest by sharing his journey with them. Many people were moved by Rohan's narrative, which went viral and made them rethink how they felt about time.

People started to realize that time was a valuable gift that should be cherished rather than just a resource. As a result, the hamlet prospered under Mr. Gupta's guidance and Rohan's changed life, serving as a constant reminder to everyone of the significance of time and its ability to influence people's fates.

With Mr. Gupta's direction and Rohan's motivating example, the community prospered. Rohan became a well-respected elder in the community as he grew older and more wise.

With every year that went by, Rohan shared his wisdom and experiences with the next generation, teaching them the significance of meaningful relationships, goal-setting, and time management.

In the village, Rohan's tale was passed down from one generation to the next and became a legend. His transformation from a slothful, procrastinating young man to a knowledgeable, successful guy served as a reminder that everyone may alter their course in life if they are persistent and determined enough.

In the meantime, Mr. Gupta persisted in providing the villagers with his counsel and knowledge, mediating conflicts, giving counsel, and imparting life's timeless truths.

When Rohan and Mr. Gupta teamed together, they became the village's go-to people for inspiration and hope, encouraging everyone to take advantage of every chance they got and live each day to the fullest.

The village prospered over time as its residents embraced the knowledge they had gained from Mr. Gupta and Rohan. And even though time would pass, their legacy would stand the test of time and serve as a tribute to the enduring strength of knowledge, willpower, and drive.

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About the Creator

Abdul Qayyum

I am retired professor of English Language. I am fond of writing articles and short stories . I also wrote books on amazon kdp. My first Language is Urdu and I tried my best to teach my students english language ,

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  • Penny Fullerabout a month ago

    This is a nice fable. Well done.

  • Jess Boyes2 months ago

    How we use our time is definitely important. Great work 😊

  • ROCK 2 months ago

    This was a much needed reminder to make the best of my day; perhaps I must find my adult child's hourglass and use it myself! A mindful piece, Abdul!

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