Seize the Day!

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Seize the Day!

Imagine there was a bank that credited your very own account each morning with a large sum of money. But, it carried over no balance from day to day. Every evening it deleted 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. Its 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 makes a new deposit for you. Each night it burns the remains 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 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. And remember that time waits for no one. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. But today is a gift. That’s why it’s called The Present! 

So, what are you going to do today because it is “The present”? 

What are you going to put off today because it is “The present”? 

Do you know what is of value to you. If you haven’t thought about it- perhaps that’s the best present you could give yourself in “The present”. 

Why not sit down at lunch and spend 5 minutes writing your initial thoughts on: 

What is important to you?
Who is important to you?
Does your life reflect your values or are you caught up chasing unimportant things which are robbing you of living a fulfilled life?