Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with $ 86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every night, it deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use. What would you do? Draw out every cent every day, of course.
However, each of us has such a bank, not in dollars but in TIME. Every morning, it credits you 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off as lost whatever you have failed to invest to good purpose. There is no balance, no overdraft. If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss if yours.
There is no going back. There is no drawing against “tomorrow”. You must live in the present on today’s deposit.
The clock is running. Make the most of today.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present !
(Thanks to Ed Gelbstein for this contribution)
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