Would You Refuse a Priceless Gift?

To celebrate National Time Management Month, I’d like to share an age-old Gem which was written by my favorite author, “Unknown.” Although it’s been handed down over the decades, it never ceases to offer a very relevant lesson which can benefit everyone in today’s chaotic world. Why not continue the tradition by passing it on to a member of today’s generation. You’ll both be glad you did!

$86,400 a Day

Imagine you were a member of a very unique bank which:

  1. credits your account each morning with $86,400
  2. carries over no balance from day to day
  3. allows you to keep no cash balance whatsoever
  4. and every evening cancels whatever part of the amount you had failed to use during the day

Under those guidelines, I imagine you’d draw out every cent every day, wouldn’t you?

Well, believe it or not, every one of us has just such a bank. The name over the door reads TIME.

Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds!

Every night it writes off, as a loss, whatever of this amount you have failed to invest in a productive purpose.

It carries over no balance.

It allows no overdraft.

Every day it opens a new account for you.

Every night it burns the records of the day.

If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours.

There is no going back. There is no drawing against “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.

Carpe Diem! Seize the day!

About Harry K. Jones

Harry K. Jones is a motivational speaker and consultant for AchieveMax®, Inc., a company of professional speakers who provide custom-designed seminars, keynote presentations, and consulting services. Harry's top requested topics include change management, customer service, creativity, employee retention, goal setting, leadership, stress management, teamwork, and time management. For more information on Harry's presentations, please call 800-886-2629 or fill out our contact form.

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