Bank on Your Time and See Return in Value

February 15, 2004 · by DesignIntelligence

Time is the essence of your life. If you waste your time, you waste your potential. Each day has 24 hours. That’s 1,440 minutes. It is 86,400 seconds. No more. No less. You cannot borrow an hour from yesterday.

Time is the essence of your life. If you waste your time, you waste your potential. Each day has 24 hours. That’s 1,440 minutes. It is 86,400 seconds. No more. No less. You cannot borrow an hour from yesterday.

When we seek to provide value, procrastination is our enemy. But when we master our time, we master our destiny.

The following story has been shared with us by Bill Oman. Unfortunately, it appears to be anonymous.

“If you had a bank that credited your account each morning with $86,400, that carried no balance from day to day, and allowed you to keep no cash in your account, and every evening cancelled whatever part of the amount you had failed to use during the day, what would you do? Draw out every cent, of course.

“Well, you have such a bank and its name is “time.” Every morning it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it rules off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose. It carries over no balances, and allows no overdrafts. Each day it opens a new account with you. Each 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 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.”

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