Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

Time can be likened to a moving train. The hours, minutes and moments of a person’s life are like the carriages and compartments that are moving swiftly with the train, while his activities and occupations are like the passengers in the compartments of the train. Unfortunately, what has now happened is that our various worldly pursuits have occupied all the compartments of the train and have left no place for our deeni activities and works. As believers, we are required to aim for the highest goals and objectives, and instead of involving ourselves in the insignificant pursuits of the world, we should endeavor to carry out deeni works which are pleasing to Allah Ta‘ala and which will assist us in building our Hereafter. (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas [rahmatullahi ‘alaih] pg. 31)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za