Imagine for a moment that there is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out all of it, of course!
Each of us has such a bank. It's name is TIME. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft.
Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day. If you fail to use the days deposits, the loss is yours.
There is no going back. There is no drawing against the "tomorrow." You must live in the present on today's deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness, and success! The clock is running. Make the most of today.
To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask the student who failed a grade.
To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask the mother who gave birth to a premature baby.
To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask the person who just missed the train.
To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask the person who just avoided an accident.
To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won silver medal in the Olympics.
Treasure every moment that you have! Treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time.
Remember, time waits for no one. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow's a mystery. Today is a gift, and that's why they call it the present.
A blog on my continuing journey through life, covering self-development and success strategies, but also personal reflection.