How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before afternoon. December is here before June. My goodness, how time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?

Dr. Seuss

Where does the time go?

A few weekends back, my wife and I attended the wedding of our good friend’s son. In the hotel hallway outside the elevator was the phone you see above sitting on a little table. This antique phone really led me to think, as much as things have changed, some basic principles will live on with us forever. One of these principles is “Choice” and one of the most important things is how we use time or what is our call to action.

Time passes irrevocably.

-Virgil

 

Now that the summer is upon us, how will you spend your time to improve and enhance your life, both personally and business wise? Let me offer some food for thought.

One Day at a Time

Every day there are challenges to overcome on the path to success,

There are big ones and little ones for you to address.

They will grind on your values and test your moral compass,

How you respond will determine your progress.

We are all called to serve in our own unique way,

The only outstanding question is, for you, will that be today?

© 2016 By Michael F. Sciortino, Sr.

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.

C.S Lewis

Let me illustrate further  with the following perspective on time to get you started. Over the years, I’ve seen many variations of this poem by an unknown author. The message is priceless!

Time

Imagine there is a bank account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day.

Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course.

Each of us 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 a 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 remains of the day.

If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours. There is no drawing against “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.

You see, everyday that passes we have an opportunity to choose wisely. As Nathaniel Hawthorne once said, “time flies over us but leaves its shadow behind”. What shadow or legacy will you leave behind? Since forever is made up of number of nows, the time to refocus on what really matters is now!