Imagine, every day you get 86 400 dollars to your bank account, for the rest of your life. You can do whatever you want with that. You can use them or not. Amazing, right? But there is a twist. You can use that money only on that day, you cannot transfer them to another day. Moreover, at the end of the day, money will be gone, no matter whether spent or not. On the following day, a new, same amount will be deposited.
Money is time
I said it differently on a purpose. In a case of our example, the money you get deposited to your bank account, those 86 400 dollars, are number of seconds you get every day in your life. If it would be money, probably you wouldn’t waste them but rather try to use all of them, as best as you can. So why not to do same with seconds? As Budha said:
What’s the biggest mistake we make in life? We think we have a time.– Budha
Time is valuable. But for who?
Some people might say that, 1 year has a value, but 1 hour or 1 second is insignificant. Well, let’s think about this:
- To realize a value of 1 year, ask a student who failed a grade
- To realize a value of 1 minute, ask a person who missed a plane
- To realize a value of 1 second, ask a person who won silver medal at Olympics
Time is priceless. Whether it is 1 second or 1 year, what matters is how you spend it. Because we can always get more money, but we cannot get more time.
Time is limited, so do not waste it living someone else’s life.– Steve Jobs