Someone asked me, “How do you spend your life?” Like life is a currency. It’s a bank account that dwindles with time. Or is swindled by time.
Life is measured in time. We all have to spend it even when we do not want it.
We were allowed many free choices but not this one.
So we have to decide about how to make the best use of the available time.
We spend time on learning new skills at getting good at it.
We spend time on doing chores, they are important.
We spend time on meeting people, perhaps the meeting is important, perhaps it is not.
Whatever we do we have to make sure that they pay dividends because ‘sixty seconds of the distance run’ means we have nailed it.
There are bad habits there are good habits, both come to us with time.
If you feel you have a bad habit that hurts your plans of gaining dividends with your time left, then there is only one way : change the habit.
Become smart, change your habits which hurt you, your past does not matter because the sixty seconds are gone. POOF! All you can do is make sure that the next sixty seconds are judiciously used. Learn new tricks to use time better. Invest time to get time.
For making your next minute inspiring I am quoting the Rudyard Kiplings poem IF:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!
You can read the whole poem here.