Last Sunday at church, our pastor said something that I’ve been thinking about all week- and I just had to share it with you…
He said that there are lots of things that we don’t have control over:
- What family we are born into
- The color of our skin
- The country where we’re born
But there is one thing that we all have control over- our time.
We each have been given 24 hours in a day.
No matter where you live- you have 24 hours per day to use at your discretion.
No matter how many times I wish for more than 24 hours in a day to accomplish all of the tasks I set for myself, I only have 24 hours in a day to work with. Since that’s what we’ve been given each day, it is up to us what we do with those precious hours.
Do you spend those hours sleeping? Watching TV? Playing Sports? Cooking? At work? Playing with your children? Pursuing your dreams?
It’s up to you.
Today I read in Fortune Magazine that a guy I knew from college made Fortune Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40.
His name is Blake Mycoskie and he is the founder of Toms. Toms is an amazing company. For each pair of shoes it sells, it donates one pair of shoes to a needy child who wouldn’t otherwise have shoes.
This guy has the same 24 hours in a day that you and I have, and look what he did with it!
What are you doing with your 24 hours?
If you have lofty goals- how many hours or minutes are you dedicating to reaching those goals each day?
If you haven’t made time each day to work towards your goals, you’ve made a conscious decision not to move towards your goals.
Are you okay with that?
If not, change course.
Evaluate your day, and try to carve out set times to work towards your goals. Consistent action on your part will help you reach them.
After reading the list of the Top 40 Under 40, I was more inspired than ever to make every second of my day count. After all as the seconds tick by each day, those are seconds that you can never get back.
Personally, I’m shooting for Fortune Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 and improving people’s lives every day….what are you going to do with your time?
To the Top!