I’m 35 years old and live my life knowing I have roughly 40 more years on this planet before I suck earth for the rest of eternity (based on average life expectancy).
I’m 35 years old and live my life knowing I have roughly 40 more years on this planet before I suck earth for the rest of eternity (based on average life expectancy). That may seem like a depressing way of starting a blog but it’s the truth and like many things in life, it’s entirely based around how you look at it.
“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart,” the visionary Steve Jobs once said.
I choose to look at my remaining time on this planet as a blessing and am inspired by the countless possibilities to encounter all that life has to offer.
Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with a local pastor who presented me with a more refined way of looking at the rest of my life.
86,400. That is how many seconds we have in a single day. Seconds. Days are for dreamers, hours for dry cleaners, minutes for telemarketers but seconds … seconds are for those who pursue life so passionately, that every moment counts.
The pastor posed a question to me, “What if you only had 86,400 seconds left to live. What would you do?”
The thought was jarring, as it was meant to be. What would I do? How could my life change by thinking in terms of seconds instead of days or years?
That’s 66,600 seconds. 66,600 seconds just doing what we are all supposed to do at the minimum!
Take a quick peak at some of things many of us do. They don’t make us bad people but now that we now we only have 19,800 seconds left in the day, let’s see how much time they take up.
You spent 8,520 seconds on negative things that don’t make you happier or your life better.
We all have demands placed upon us. So many of the 86,400 seconds in a day are already spoken for, be careful what you do with the remaining seconds left in your day.
Examine how you measure time and reflect if it’s the most effective measurement both personally and professionally. Recently at Roma Moulding, we stop measuring lead times in days and instead focused on the number of hours it takes us to receive an order, create it and finally ship to our partners. It’s astounding what a difference it has made in the time it takes for us to get our products out the door!
*You’d be surprised at the difference a few seconds can make!
Now that you’ve read the blog, check out the video I made with Roma’s Communications Specialist, Gordon Thain. We dive in a little deeper on the topics discussed in the blog and answers some of the big questions we posed!