Treat each day as if it were your last. I do not mean that you should use the idea of living only once as a basis for not being responsible. I am simply encouraging you to live in the present and live in the moment. There are many people who live as if tomorrow is promised. While it is important to expect the sun to rise the following day, understand that not everyone is fortunate enough to rise with it. Please understand that this is not an attempt to scare you; it is simply an attempt to wake you up.
There are only twenty-four hours in each day; eight of which are typically spent asleep. Which leaves you with a balance of sixteen and of those sixteen; eight of those hours are typically spent at your place of employment. If we check our balance, we are only left with a mere eight hours to work on making our dreams come true. How are you currently using your time? Of the things you are involved with during your eight hour balance, are they the highest and best use of your time? In a majority of cases, I would argue that the answer would be absolutely not. If you can read this, there is still hope in the future.
We did not plan the blessing which is the date of our birth and we certainly do not know when our expiration date will be. Treat yourself like a carton of milk. Typically when we buy milk we observe the date this perishable item will expire. Our goal is typically to use every drop from that carton before it expires as it will be of no use after that expiration date. Unlike milk, we are not fortunate enough to know our expiration date. However, that should not prevent us from maximizing the use of our talents, gifts and blessings to help leave our mark on the world.
The two dates that many people remember are your birth-date and your expiration date. Focus intently on the dash in the middle. What are you going to do to ensure that you are not simply wasting time while you are occupying your earth suit? It is critically important that you use your time wisely. Every day that you are blessed to see presents another opportunity to bring you closer to your dreams. It is imperative that you not reach your expiration date hoping you would have done more. There is no time like the present to ensure that you do what you can with what you have in order to have what is already meant for you.
Do not reach your expiration date prior to using every ounce of your talents and gifts. Your daily goal should be to live up to your full potential. Are you using your time wisely? Take an inventory of your time and refocus your energy on one of the most important pieces in your life; yourself.
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