I read a story the other day and it made me take stock of what I was doing each day. During this pandemic and stage 4 lockdown it can be very easy to slip into a mental attitude of sleeping in each morning and not planning our day, especially if you have lost your job for the time being. I hope after reading the story below you will realise how precious every single minute of the day is and try to organise the priorities in your life.
“Imagine you had a bank account that deposited $86,400 each morning. The account 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 dollar each day!
We all have such a bank. Its name is Time. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever time you have failed to use wisely. It carries over no balance from day to day. It allows no overdraft so you can’t borrow against yourself or use more time than you have. Each day, the account starts fresh. Each night, it destroys any unused time. If you fail to use the day’s deposits, it’s your loss and you can’t appeal to get it back.
There is never any borrowing time. You can’t take a loan out on your time or against someone else’s. The time you have is the time you have and that is that. Time management is yours to decide how you spend the time, just as with money you decide how you spend the money. It is never the case of us not having enough time to do things, but the case of whether we want to do them and where they fall in our priorities.”
Now that we know our lockdown in Melbourne is going to continue for at least an extra 2 weeks after the 13th of September I want you to remember that Time, like Life is precious, use yours wisely to get your priorities accomplished.