Imagine there is a bank which credits your account each morning with
$86,400, carries over no balance from day to day, allows you to keep no
cash balance, and every evening cancels whatever part of the amount
you had failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out
every cent, of course. Well, everyone 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 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 records of the
day. If you fail to use the day's deposits, the loss is yours.
There is no going back. There is no drawing against tomorrow. You
must live in the present of today's deposits. Invest it so as to get
from it the utmost in health, happiness and success. The clock is
Make the most of today.
To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who has failed his
Treasure every moment that you have. Time is a coin you can spend
only once. Use it, invest it, make it count, and treasure it more
because you shared it with someone special. Special enough to have your time
and remember time waits for no one.
To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who has
given birth to a premature baby.
To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly
To realize the value of ONE DAY, ask a daily wage laborer
who has ten kids to feed.
To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask the person who has
missed the train.
To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask the person who has survived
To realize the value of ONE MILLI-SECOND, ask the person who has won
a gold medal at the Olympics.