Life skills: Make the most of today
Imagine there is a bank, which credits your account each morning with $86,400, carries over no balance from day to day, allows you to keep no cash balance, and every evening cancels whatever part of the amount you had failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course!
Well, everyone 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 opens a new account for 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! The clock is running. Make the most of today.
To realise the value of one year
Ask a student who has failed his exam.
To realise the value of one month.
Ask a mother who has given
birth to a pre-mature baby
To realise the value of one week.
Ask an editor of a weekly
To realise the value of one day.
Ask a daily wage labourer who has 10 kids to feed
To realise the value of one hour.
Ask the lovers who are waiting
To realise the value of one minute.
Ask a person who has missed
To realise the value of one second.
Ask a person who has survived
To realise the value of one
Ask the person who has won a silver medal in Olympics.