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Jack
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2002 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a little something to get you thinking

Imagine there is a bank which credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day, allows you to keep no cash balance, and every evening cancels whatever part of the amount you had failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course! Well, everyone has such a bank. Its name is TIME. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft. Each day it opens a new account for you. 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 going back. There is no drawing against the "tomorrow".

You must live in the present on today's deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness and success! The clock is running. Make the most of today.

To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who has failed a grade.

To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who has given birth to a pre-mature baby.

To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize the value of ONE DAY, ask a daily wage laborer who has kids to feed.

To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet. To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who has missed the train.

To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask a person who has avoided an accident.

To realize the value of ONE MILLI-SECOND, ask the person who has won a silver medal in the Olympics. Treasure every moment that you have!


Full credits to Fariborz Azhakh.

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Bon
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2002 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's an awesome analogy, Jack!

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spinninggumby
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2002 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really inspirational
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Karateka
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2002 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool!

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ramcalgary
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2002 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya great, but why waste your time posting it.
You could have done more productive things with your time instead. Come to think of it what am I doing wasting my time adding a comment . Bye

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Jack
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2002 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ram, it took me all of 60 seconds to load up this website, make a new thread and paste this Plus is it not worth a little bit of your time to help and inspire the others?
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SaiFightsMS
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Location: Ohio
Styles: Shotokan, Shorin Ryu, Shi-to Ryu

PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2002 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have to agree with you there Jack. And if we spend no time thinking about what to do, how can we really make the best use of the time we have.
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YODA
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2002 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good stuff Jack - definately one for my collection



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KickChick
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2002 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jack... I have this same printout posted on the safe (holding all of our company's assets). When one of the employees came in to open the safe to put something in they had remarked "who stuck this here and why??" .... and I replied that everyone is so worried about how much is going into the safe and coming out and being deposited to our bank and so on and so forth ... I thought it was "worth" reading!
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SaiFightsMS
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2002 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good thinking Kickchick. Some people do have a problem with lateral thinking don't they?
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