Imagine that there is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400.
It carries over no balance from day to day. Every night destroys whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day.
What would you do?
Draw out every cent, of course!
Each of us 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 remains 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 the “tomorrow”. You must live in the present on today’s deposits. Invest it properly so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness, and success!
The clock is ticking. Make the most of today.
I have always found the equation of money and time as linearly middle class. A better memorable way was shown in Kung Fu Panda – “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift that is why it is called Present” (Bill Keane) . Before talking about Pink Floyd and what they did with time let us look at what Ram Dass said with some nuance – everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation, use it
Time – by Pink Floyd
Every year is getting shorter; never seem to find the time.
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
The time is gone, the song is over,
Thought I’d something more to say.
And there are these –
“It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one.”
― George Harrison