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Tick Tock Goes Your Clock

May 28, 2018

It seems like the days, months and years are moving much quicker than we would like.  Many of us are guilty of putting off until tomorrow, what we can do today as brilliantly quoted by "Benjamin Franklin."  The day gives us 24 hours and I have heard people say that 24 hours is not enough time. 


Well, I can see how some would think so.  Many spend 8 hours at a job they do not like and approximately 2 to 4 hours commuting.  That leaves you with about 12 to 14 hours.  If you sleep 5 to 7 hours that leaves you with about 7 to 9 hours.  In those 7 to 9 hours you may have to take care of children, enjoy a good dinner, spend some quality time with a significant other and/or yourself.  Let's allocate about 3 to 4 ours for that.  Now you have 4 to 5 hours left.  Add these hours to the 1 or 2 days you may have free per week.  Whether it is Saturday and/or Sunday or any other day of the week, that is an additional 24 to 48 hours.  Tick Tock Goes the Clock......


What is my point.  My point is that you have enough time to enjoy the things you really love to do.  My first question is why are we spending 8 hours or more at jobs that we complain about and hate.  Many people use money as an excuse.  Well, if I leave this job I may not make the same salary somewhere else or i will have to start from the bottom all over again. 


What about those who are in "Golden Handcuffs."  You are always waiting before the next bonus, salary increase and/or additional vacation time (that you don't use).  The offers are so sweet, you are not ever tempted to leave.  How rewarding a 6-figure job, 6 to 8 weeks vacation and yearly bonuses, all the while you are miserable every time you have to wake up to go to work. Tick Tock Goes the Clock......


Every day you spend doing things you dislike, you are wasting hours on the clock.  It starts right after college, and then into your 30s, you are now in your 40s and still considering a change in your life.  You are now in your 50s and now you are complaining that you are too old to change careers.  The 60s creep up on you and you want to retire, but you can't because you have debt that was established back when you were handcuffed to a fancy salary and lifestyle.  But, as life would have it you are now in your 70s and don't have as much energy as you like.  Why, because you just retired in your late 60s and all you ever did was work.  You worked at home, you worked on the weekends, you worked at the beach, you worked at the hotel and on the plane, etc..... Tick Tock Goes the Clock......


Life moves quickly and 24 hours is plenty of time.  If you are blessed to at least live to the age of 70 years old you are allotted 613200 hours in that lifetime. That seems like a great number of hours given to us to live an exceeding and abundant life.  Stop making excuses for what you can't do and what you don't have.  This is not a matter of having the right amount of money.  This is about having a right mind and using the time allotted to you by God to live a fruitful life. 


Meditate on that!









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