Friday, September 14, 2012

"How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day"

The other day I heard this quote. I absolutely loved it. Something about it motivated the heck out of me! It seriously made me look at the time I have been given, and what I am doing with it, in a different way. It also made me think how every single person in the world has been given the exact same thing...what they have, feel, don't have, don't feel is all based on what they did/do with it. I would LOVE to hear your thoughts on this one, if you want to share them. This one really is something to ponder on a bit!

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"How to Live on 
Twenty-Four Hours a Day"

   "Time is the inexplicable raw material of everything. With it, all is possible; without it, nothing. The supply of time is truly a daily miracle; an affair genuinely astonishing when one examines it. 

     You wake up in the morning, and your purse is magically filled with twenty-four hours of the unmanufactured tissue of the universe of your life! It is yours. It is the most precious of possessions. No one can take it from you. And no one receives either more or less than you receive.

     In the realm of time there is no aristocracy of wealth, and no aristocracy of intellect. Genius is never rewarded by even an extra hour a day. And there is no punishment. Waste your infinitely precious commodity as much as you will, and the supply will never be withheld from you. Moreover, you cannot draw on the future. It is impossible to get into debt! You can only waste the passing moment. You cannot waste tomorrow; it is kept for you. You cannot waste the next hour' it is kept for you.

     I have said the affair was a miracle. Is it not? 

     You have to live on this twenty-four hours of daily time. Out of it you have to spin health, pleasure, money, content, respect, and the salvation of your immortal soul. It's right use, it's most effective use, is a matter of the highest urgency. All depends on that. Your happiness--the elusive prize that you are all clutching for, my friends, depends on that. 

      If one cannot arrange that an income of twenty-four hours a day shall exactly cover all proper items of expenditure, one does muddle one's whole life indefinitely. 

      We never shall have any more time. We have, and we have always had, all the time there is."

-Arnold Bennett  


Gear Gang said...

How did you know, I needed this. This week I have been extremly unproductive aside from the must's
(Kids homework, straightening the house and halfway dinners).

Very Motivational to treat each moment as a gift.

Amazing how our Heavenly Father has given each of us the same amount of time to accomplish what we can or will....The possibilities are endless, but the agency and choice is left up to us.

Now I just pray for the energy and drive to accomplish!!!

Cecelia Dowdy said...

There never seems to be enough hours in my day to do all that I want to do. Thanks for sharing this.


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