The average adult in the United States will live to 77 years of age.
Males a few years less, and females a few years more. For this blog we will stick with the average for everyone. Did you ever think about how many days you might have left? Take your current age, subtract it from 77 and multiply by 365.25 days to see how many you have left.
Does this sound crazy? The most successful people in the world know this number….it keeps them focused.
How precious is time to you? What importance do you put on it in turns of prioritizing your work schedule, family time, practicing of faith, caring for yourself, or planning finances, etc? Some of the most successful people in the world have grasped the concept of time as the most precious item in life, and they realize it is finite.
Do they hoard it and fear it? Absolutely not. Do they spend
it recklessly? Absolutely not. They have realized it’s the ONLY “item” they can not get more of and they don’t even know how much they have. As a result they utilize every moment against a plan, a priority…more importantly a combination of each.
The first realization they have to put time in perspective is to
realize at best what they might have and keep it in focus so they do not waste it. They use this number to keep on track toward their ultimate vision. If the activity does not fit the vision and even wastes time then they learn how to say no. Do you know how to say no? To many this may sound cold, but its not because the plan for their life prioritizes what is important and they guard those values, those principles, those precious moments like life itself depends on it…because it does.
The most successful in the world realize time can not be saved, nor is it endless. To keep reminded of this, they keep track of the days they MIGHT have left. Everything else becomes crystal clear as to how to live a successful, happy, precious life. Today is 11,998 for me. If I live to the average life expectancy, I only have 11,998 days left. Makes me want to go do what is important, to put things in perspective, to treat others like they deserve to be treated even in the face of the stress we face everyday!
What day is it for you?