A Story about Using Time Wisely
Do you like to examine an effective analogy? Here is one I like a lot.
This story is about a big game prize. Your prize winnings is in the form of a daily deposit by your bank into your account. Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private account for your use.
However, this prize has rules :
Everything that you didn’t spend during each day would be taken away from you.
You may not simply transfer money into some other account.
You may only spend it.
Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400 for that day.
The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can say,”Game Over!” It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.
So what would be your plan of action?
You would buy anything and everything you wanted right?
Not only for yourself, but for all the people you love and care for. Even for people you don’t know, because you couldn’t possibly spend it all on yourself, right?
You would try to spend every penny, and use it all, because you knew it would be replenished in the morning, right?
ACTUALLY, This GAME is REAL …..
Each of us is already a winner of this “prize”.
Only instead of money, this prize is TIME.
Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life.
And when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is NOT credited to us.
What we haven’t used up that day is forever lost.
Yesterday is forever gone.
Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time WITHOUT WARNING …
SO, what is your plan of action for this precious commodity each day? What is your plan of action for getting things done with your time?
Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in dollars. Think about that and enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think.
Mike Schoultz is a digital marketing and customer service expert. With 48 years of business experience, he consults on and writes about topics to help improve the performance of small business. Find him on G+, Facebook, Twitter, Digital Spark Marketing, and LinkedIn.