How much time do you think you have left on earth? If you could take a wild guess would would you estimate? 10 years? 20? Thing is, none of us know—and that’s the beauty of it.
If we treated life like we weren’t guaranteed infinite time, we as a society, as a people would accomplish more. Most of us take time for granted. For time, is something we can never get back. You can get back money, you can get back status, shit you can even get back an ex. Time… each minute you live you’ll never see again. If you spend all day procrastinating, then get around to what it was you should of been doing, well how many hours—or days did you waste? For some of us, we waste years. Years holding grudges, not accomplishing goals, being around the wrong people. The solution?
Live like today is your last day and you have shit to accomplish! Eat, sleep, repeat.
It’s a beautiful Sunday morning, the first official day of the week, why not reinvent yourself today. Whatever happened yesterday is now the past, fuck it. Today is a new day. You have 24 hours in a day, what will you do with each hour given? If today was your last day, what would you do today? Notice the mind frame the question put you in? That’s a real feeling. But that’s how you have to live in order to accomplish your goals, and live out your dreams. I’ve been a gold medal caliber procrastinator most of my life. Everyday I find new ways to motivate myself. Time, being the biggest factor.
- 24 hours in a day
- 7 days in week
- 168 hours in week
Here’s the kicker
- 8 hours at work
- 8 hours = good sleep. 16 hours out of 24 gone!
- 8 hours left
If you add in work + sleep, you give up 112 out of the 168 hours given to you in a week, leaving you 56 hours left to work with.
What are you doing with your time?
If you’re choosing the entrepreneurial route, obviously your time management works a lot different, and you’re more in tune with using the time given wisely. One would think. Personally that’s the route I feel most people should take. Control your time and money.
Balance & Productivity
Write that down, and look at it 3 a day. As well as your 6 month goals, 1 year goals and life time goals.
I’m not here to preach, just here to provoke thought. At the end of the day, each individual is responsible for their own life. What you do with your time is up to you, but take self responsibility when your life doesn’t pan out the way you thought it would—most likely because you took your time for granted. We don’t know when our time is up, but I believe we should live like it’s soon.
How much is your time worth?