Each and everyday you are faced with a decision; what kind of day will today be? Where I work we have a saying “Every Second Counts”. It’s the ultimate equalizer for all mankind. No matter how successful or downtrodden a person is we all have the same number of coins to put into the slot machine of life.
Today you will receive 86400 seconds to spend however you like. You can do anything from watching American Idol to building a business with your seconds. How will you spend them?
It is easy to Monday morning quarterback your life dwelling on what you could have done. We all wish we had worked out more, put more effort into our education when we were young, or seized that missed opportunity a few years ago. I would like to remind you that the game is not over until you are dead. You can still attack today, attack tomorrow and keep the momentum going to minimize these future regrets and maximize your potential.
Every moment you are making choices that improve or degrade the quality of your day. Wake up at 6:30 or 7:45, jeans or slacks, attack that nagging todo list or let it drag you down. Make the right decisions, choose energy over sloth, choose speed over drifting, and choose optimism over pessimism. Although it may not feel like it at times, you are in control of where your life is heading. If you do not believe me go rob a liquor store and see what happens.
If you don’t know what to do, what direction to head, and how to make every second count then read a few of the following articles for guidance on aligning your life with what matters most.