Make Your Time Count For Something

Make your Time Count

Don't Waste Time

You can’t recycle this one.

by Jon Hilton

No matter who you are, where you live, how much money you have or what you do in your spare time, we each have an account that we are continually making withdrawals from and cannot make deposits.

Everyone in the world has a finite, fixed sum in this account, and still most waste most of the capital available.  Time is the currency in this account and you are spending it with every minute of your existence.

The question you always have to ask yourself is, “Am I spending my investment wisely or not?”  It is time I tell you what you already know:  time will run out on you someday. Don’t leave any unfinished business behind!

Make your time What You Choose

Time is a concept that was developed to help us keep track of the days, it is quite arbitrary as you can’t see it, touch it or feel it, but it is always with you.  Each day is a block of time that you have the opportunity to mold into whatever you want.

There is a virtually unlimited possibility of thoughts and accomplishments that you can experience each day.  You can decide to exercise, read, drive, bounce up and down mindlessly, or anything else you want to do.

If you choose to use your mind to think and your body to act there is no telling what you might be able to accomplish in the hours you are awake.

Your Hour Glass is Running Out

Hour Glass of time

what if we each had an hour glass that showed how much time we have left?

If we all had hour glasses that showed us how much time we had left, would today have more meaning if you knew it was going to be one of your last?

Personal perspective always affects the way we experience time.  I have spent days with people who I love that have passed like an instant.

Conversely I have spent minutes with people I didn’t enjoy which seemed like days.  Either way it was my perception of the moment that affected how the time felt to me.

Your perception of time is the same and perception is all attitude.  If you have to go to work, it is up to you whether you enjoy that time and it passes quickly or if it is drudgery and the hands of time move slowly.

If you knew that you had five days left to live, how much would you enjoy each and every morning?  Would you ever hit the snooze button?  Would you look at your hourglass and the ever emptying sand and think, just seven more minutes of sleep?  I don’t think anybody would.

Today’s Time is all you Have

Time is one commodity that becomes more and more valuable every day.  I know that as I move through life there is no guarantee about tomorrow and even if I get every tomorrow

steve jobs time is out

How much money would Steve Jobs give for a little more time.

that is coming to me, the game is at best half over, and realistically closer to the end than that.

That does not depress me, or worry my too much, because the end will come whether I stress out about it or not.

I feel that if I enjoy every day, then I am doing everything I can to make the most of the time I have.  Most of us will not have a warning that the end is here, it will just be here.  Your hour-glass will run out and the game will be over.

Time Challenge To You

So My challenge to you is to make your time count. You don’t have to cure cancer, or build a sky scraper, or do anything that is difficult at all.  All I ask you to do is to think about what you are doing, enjoy the experience and choose to be happy about the day that you are living.

Each and every day that you are alive, you can decide to be happy.  That is a challenge but I think you will find it to be a good one. Because in the end it is your choice what great things you are going to accomplish, and how happy you are.

 

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10 thoughts on “Make Your Time Count For Something

  1. Kozo

    I totally agree with you, Jon. We only have a limited amount of time; we might as well enjoy it. I also believe that the happier we are, the longer we live. {{{hugs]}} Kozo

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    1. Jon

      Thank you Kozo, I think you are exactly correct, the happier we are the longer we live and the better we live as well. Thanks for the comment and I am grateful for your reading this. :-) You are the man!

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  2. ramblinann

    Jon I really enjoy reading what you write. I wish I had something positive to write today, but I got nothing. LOL I have very little control over my life and as each day slips by I lose time I will never be able to get back. At some point I may have to make a very hard decision to regain my life and my big hope is I will be able to live the rest of my time out having fun and loving life.

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    1. Jon

      Oh Ann I certainly hope you spend the rest of your life living it to its fullest. Don’t feel too down on yourself, there are hard times in everyone’s life. I know a few years ago I felt much like you are explaining here. It was not a good feeling, but I made the decision to start to change and it has been a pretty phenomenal experience. I know that I am just a normal person so it is possible for everyone to change their life. I am rooting for you that is for sure. :-)

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      1. ramblinann

        Thanks Jon if only I had a life to change. I am very lucky that I have a wonderful man that still loves me and chooses to stay right here beside me. Life is not all bad.

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        1. Jon

          That is a very good thing and I am sure that you will find the path that you are searching for. I wish you nothing but happy, good days ahead. :-)

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  3. Melanie

    “…choose to be happy about the day that you are living.” That’s a mouthful, but completely possible if you choose to do it.

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    1. Jon

      Yes I like to think it is! :-) Thank you Melanie for taking the time to comment and read my posts. Always a good thing to hear from you!

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