The problem with waiting until tomorrow is that when it finally arrives, it is called today. Today is yesterday’s tomorrow. The question is what did we do with its opportunity? All too often we will waste tomorrow as we wasted yesterday, and as we are wasting today. All that could have been accomplished can easily elude us, despite our intentions, until we inevitably discover that the things that might have been have slipped from our embrace a single, unused day at a time.
Each of us must pause often to remind ourselves that the clock is ticking. The same clock that began to tick from the moment we drew our first breath will also someday stop. Time is the great equalizer of all people. It has taken away the best and the worst of us without regard for either. Time offers opportunity but demands a sense of urgency. And before you can figure it out, you are past your prime time and old age has taken hold of your tightly and won`t let go. And Tendai, you said it well when you said sleep is the cousin of death. Hello World.
When the game of life is finally over, there is no second chance to correct our errors. The clock that is ticking away the moments of our lives does not care about winners and losers. It does not care about who succeeds or who fails. It does not care about excuses, fairness or equality. The only essential issue is how we played the game.
Regardless of a person’s current age, there is a sense of urgency that should drive them into action now – this very moment. We should be constantly aware of the value of each and every moment of our lives – moments that seem so insignificant that their loss often goes unnoticed.
We still have all the time we need. We still have lots of chances – lots of opportunities – lots of years to show what we can do. For most of us, there will be a tomorrow, a next week, a next month, and a next year. But unless we develop a sense of urgency, those brief windows of time will be sadly wasted, as were the weeks and months and years before them. There isn’t an endless supply of time and as they say time waits for nobody! This quote is a classical example of how precious time is: “Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle… when the sun comes up, you’d better be running!”
So here is to remind you, as you think of your dreams and goals of your future tomorrow, begin today to take those very important first steps to making them all come to life. I urge you friends to, live life so completely that when death comes to you like a thief in the night, there will be nothing left for him to steal. This man Carl Sandburg (1878 – 1967) said this:”Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can decide how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you”. And even today this statement is as powerful and impacting like it was written today.TIME IS PRICELESS,MAKE GOOD USE OF IT.