The Bank Account of Life

bank account of life

I want you to imagine you had a bank account that gives you R86,400 every single morning… But then, every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day.

What would you do?

Make use of every cent, right?

The thing is, each of us has such a bank account…

Its name is TIME.

It gives you 86,400 seconds every morning, and then every night it writes off as lost whatever you have failed to invest to a good purpose.

It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft. Each day it tops you up with 86,400 seconds. 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 drawing against “tomorrow.”

You must live in the present on today’s deposits.

The clock is ticking.

Translating this analogy into real life

Analogies like this are fantastic, because they can get us to think about such an everyday and mundane concept like time in a much more exciting and vivid way.

To be realistic, you don’t have to stress about maximizing your use of every single second like the story above might imply, but what I want you to realize is that each day you have the resources to make a valuable investment. It could be in your health, happiness, career, education, friends, family, or anything else you want.

But you need to take action, because action creates results. Or as Gandhi once said, “Action expresses priorities.”

action expresses priorities

Here at Sleekgeek, one of OUR top priorities is giving you the help and support to live a healthy lifestyle.

If you are reading this, then you are at least somewhat interested in being healthy or improving yourself. However just passively observing, wishing, hoping, planning is not enough.

I want you to take the next step

Wherever you are on your journey… It doesn’t matter if you haven’t begun yet, if you have just started trying to be healthier, or if you are already so healthy you make everyone else in the room feel healthier just by looking at you. There will ALWAYS be a next step.

Identify that next step, focus on it, prioritize it, write it down, and then take it. Express your priority through action.

Here are a handful of the resources and steps that Sleekgeek provides for free that you can benefit from:

Look through the list and see if anything catches your eye. If it does, take a look and then commit.

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[Bank account of life analogy adapted from Marc Levy’s If Only It Were True book.]