When asked what’s the biggest mistake we make in life?
The biggest mistake many of us do is by thinking, “You have a time”.
“Time is free but its priceless
You can’t own it, but you can use it
You can’t keep it, but you can spend it
Once it is lost, you can never get it back”
Average person lives 78 years and below are number how we spend these years.
We spend 28.3 years sleeping, but 30% of us to struggle sleep well
We spend 10.5 years of life while working, but 50% of us want to leave our current job
We spend 9 years on tv and social media
We spend 6 years doing chores
We spend 4 years eating and drinking,
We spend 3.5 years on education,
We spend 2.5 years grooming
We spend 2.5 years shopping
We spend 1.5 years in child care
We spend 1.3 years in commuting
Time is more valuable than money
You can get more money, but you can never get more time
That leave us with 9 years, how we will spend this time?
Steve Jobs said, “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it looking someone else life”
So, there is good news and bad news.
Bad news is time flies, Good news is you are the pilot.
Imagine you wake up every day with $86,400 dollars in your bank account and at the end of the night all gone, whether you spend it or not.
Next day you again get same amount, what we would do it?
Similarly, Every day 86,400 second deposited in your life account.
At the end of the day, once this is used up you will get new 86,400 seconds.
We would not have wasted if its money then why we would waster if its related to time.
Those seconds are so much powerful than dollars. You can make more dollars but cannot make more time.
If you want to realize the value of 1 year, ask student who failed a grade
If you want to realize a value of 1 month, ask a mother who lost a child in final month
If you want to realize a value of 1 week, ask an editor of online magazine
If you want to realize a value of 1 hour, ask person who is in long distance relationship
If you want to realize a value of 1 min, ask person who just miss bus or train or plane
If you want to realize a value of 1 sec, ask person who just missed an accident
If you want to realize a value of 1 mill secs, ask person who came 2nd in Olympics
We think, its people wasting time but its us a giving them permission to do that.
In reality, these two people living inside us.
Don’t let someone be a priority, when all you are them is an option.
It is our choice how we use our time.
Life and time are the two best teachers.
Life teaches us to make good use of time, and time teaches us value of life.
And William Shakespeare said,
“Time is very slow for those who feel bored,
Time is very fast for those who are scared,
Time is very long for those who are sad,
Time is very short who want to celebrate”
Those who love, time is eternal