Tick tock tick tock

Posted on August 18, 2012

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I was reminded of this great quote this morning:

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.

We’ve all heard it but how often do you really think about what it means? How well do you interpret the words into your daily life? Think of it this way:

Imagine there’s a bank account that credits your account every single morning with 86,400 bucks. It carries over no balance to the following day … 
every night the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use that day. 
What would you do? You’d take out every last dollar! No question.

Well we all have such a bank. It’s called TIME! Every morning, it credits us with 86,400 seconds and every night if writes off as loss whatever amount you failed to invest in a good purpose. Not a cent is carried over and there’s no option for overdraft. If you fail to use the day’s deposit, the loss is yours. All yours.

Point of this analogy?

Live in the present on today’s deposits!  Invest it the best way you can to maximise on your health, happiness and success. Time never stands still and the clock never stops ticking.

Be mindful of the now, be connected with who you are and what you’re doing today … every single day you have the opportunity to re-invent yourself. The only use for the past is to learn from our mistakes and to cherish our experiences to date because thanks to them, we are the individuals we are today.

  • To realise the value of one year, ask a student who failed a grade
  • To realise the value of one month, ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby
  • To realise the value of one week, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper
  • To realise the value of one hour, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet
  • To realise the value of one minute, ask a person who just missed a train
  • To realise the value of one second, ask someone who just avoided an accident
  • To realise the value of one millisecond, ask the person who won a silver medal at the Olympics

Time waits for no-one which brings me back to this very great quote:

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present. 

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