86,400 seconds in a day…

We have 86,400 seconds in each day…                       
What are you doing with yours?
Many books have been written…blog entries posted…and speeches delivered around the concept that we have 86,400 seconds in each day.  Add this one to the list.  It’s a concept that if taken to heart and acted upon, we will absolutely positively become more productive, make an impact, and begin to enjoy a more fulfilling life.
It’s approaching the early evening time here in the Vegas valley on a Monday night.  Back on the east coast they’re winding down, another day in the books.  Whenever it is…and wherever you are physically or mentally, as you’re reading this post, time is just passing right along…tick…tick…tick.  When you go to bed tonight, will you be satisfied with what you accomplished today?
Will you feel good about yourself, what you contributed, what you learned, or what you did?  Did you inspire anybody today?  Did you motivate somebody to push him or herself to perform to their full potential?  How about magic?  Did you create magic for someone or something today?
How about that special person or people in your life…the ones that you can’t go through an entire day without thinking about…the ones that without their love, support, or assistance you couldn’t pull it off…did you tell them how much you appreciate them?  Did you recognize them?  Did you encourage them?
You get the picture…we have 86,400 seconds per day.  Period.  That’s it.  No more.  How we use them and/or choose to spend these precious seconds, minutes, hours, and days is up to us.  It’s like a bank account of 86,400 seconds that gets wiped to zero each night.  What we don’t use, we lose.  Sure it starts over at 86,400 the next day, but yesterday is over.  We had one shot at it.  Now today is here…what will we do with it?
Strive to maximize each and every day.  Sure some days we feel the magic and other days we just don’t.  However, every day is a gift.  It may not seem like it sometimes, especially when we’re dealt unfortunate circumstances.  The choice is ours.  It’s up to us how we handle the difficult times and how we manage the peaks.
·      How smart would we be if we utilized some of those 86,400 seconds to read, write, and/or learn something new each day?
·      How much better would we look and feel if we took advantage of some of those 86,400 seconds to workout, run, walk, and/or eat healthy foods.
·      What would it mean to those we love, respect, and appreciate if some of those 86,400 seconds were set aside to tell them and show them just how much we love, respect, and appreciate them?
·      How much of an impact would we make at work if we went in every morning focused, dedicated, and determined to be as productive as humanly possible today…everyday?
How are you using your 86,400 seconds?
Go OneMoreStep in everything you do…make all 86,400 seconds count…
“Make each day your masterpiece…” – John Wooden
Have a great day.


  • June 21, 2011

    Hey Taylor,
    I banged out a ton of chores around the house today, got the first day of exercise under my belt, made a great dinner, and even got to do some shopping to start to put my workshop together. And as we were going to bed, the wife asked me if with everything that I accomplished, if I felt satisfied today. I told her that the thing that made me feel most satisfied was the fact that I planned and executed my day. Whether I had gotten to everything on my list is inconsequential. To me the fact that there was a plan of attack (which has been one of my weaknesses at times) was the bigger deal. Time Management, my brother. Mr. Lee Cockerell would tell me us to look at our personal processes; something I did for the first time yesterday!

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