Time is the great equalizer. Rich or poor we are all given an unknown amount of time to spend. Much of that time is spent sleeping, eating and working to keep shelter over our heads. Think of your time as a bank account with a balance unknown.
Each day drains your account, and you have no idea how close the balance is to zero. With this mindset, we recognize time as our most valuable possession and feel a sense of urgency to spend your allotment wisely.
Time will pass no matter how we use it. We can not stop or delay the conveyor belt pushing us forward. I sense time augment when I become absorbed in my work. My time multiplies when I apply my skills towards projects that fascinate and excite me. The time I invest is returned ten fold when my creation affects another person in a meaningful way. I want to spend my time creating work that will extend beyond my allotment of time; that will live on and continue to ignite feelings within others.
Each day we are dying, the tank is getting smaller. What will you do with this next precious minute? Don’t wait for a cancer diagnosis before you wake up and realize time is fleeting.
Stoic Letters of Seneca – Seneca (ca. 4 BC – 65 AD) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and in one work humorist, of the Silver Age of Latin literature. He addresses the topic of time in his letter to Lucilius on saving time.