Write a Short Essay on the Value of Time


There is a saying “Time and tide waits for none”. The saying is indeed true. Time waits for none. It comes and goes. Time is absolutely unbound able. Neither money nor position can buy it. Nothing on earth can subdue or conquer it.

The most remarkable feature of time is its preciousness. Its value is unfathomable and its power is inestimable. Its potential is something which we cannot calculate. A minute is enough to win a victory. A second is enough to make you the richest man in the world. A fraction of a sec­ond can make a difference between life and death.

Every moment brings with it thousands of golden opportunities. Every minute is a store-house of ‘chances’. Therefore, we must not allow such precious time to slip away. If we do so, we allow those golden opportunities and chances to slip away too.

As we go through life, we realise for ourselves that, if there is anything in the world which will never come back,
it is time. Once time crosses into the threshold of the past, it never again returns to the ‘present’. Those who have realised this basic truth of life, never allow time to pass away unused. To utilise time fruitfully, we must take concrete steps as to how we are going to use it and what we are going to do with it.

Until and unless we set up a time-table for ourselves and make a general division of time for the various tasks and jobs at our hand, time will keep slipping away with its golden opportunities unnoticed. Unplanned living is the surest way to kill time.

Those individuals who plan beforehand, seldom fail. They are able to start their work on time and are able to complete it in time. Having worked out every minute of the allotted time, they do not hurry. Planning and proper implementation of that always brings in success. Those who plan their living and activities seldom face heartaches, mental tensions and worries. A careful glance into the life history of successful men and women all over the world will reveal the basic truth that success is the outcome of planned utilisation of time.

Therefore, if we want to succeed in life we ought to chalk out what we are going to do with the minutes, hours, days, months and years at our disposal. This is the first step to success. Secondly, work must never be postponed; tomorrow’ may never materialise. We can only be sure of the present’ which in our hands. Postponement and laziness are the ropes which strangle time. Thus, time can create us or destroy us. It all depends on how we utilise time.


25 Responses to Write a Short Essay on the Value of Time

  1. pankajverma January 9, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    very nice essay it is easy to learn it .

  2. karan March 12, 2012 at 9:26 pm #

    this essay won me the 1st prize in a competition
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  3. bishwajit maity May 25, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    its a very good essay

  4. adarsh mittal June 20, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

    awesome and easy learning essay

  5. Arpit July 9, 2012 at 10:23 pm #

    awesome essay

  6. StaCi July 22, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    A beautiful one, short and simple

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  16. sneha banerjee June 13, 2013 at 8:57 am #

    Very nice essay

    • sneha banerjee June 13, 2013 at 9:04 am #

      Time is very important in our life.

  17. brian June 14, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

    the best essay on this topic I ever read

  18. DEEPAK MITTAL June 24, 2013 at 8:55 pm #

    if more examples had been put there then then the meaning would have been come extremely clear…it’s impressive one…

  19. Peehu June 26, 2013 at 8:22 am #

    Outstanding! By reading this a life will change*

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    Superb! anybody can change after understanding this.

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