And you’ve already won it.
People dream about winning the MegaMillions lottery, but you’ve already won the most amazing lottery of all. It’s called “life” and here’s how it works:
• The odds of your being hit by lighting are about one in 576,000.
• The odds of your getting a royal flush on your first five cards are about one in 649,740.
• The odds of your winning the $340 million MegaMillions lottery are about one in 175,000,000.
But the odds of your being born in this particular time, place and circumstance are about one in 400 billion. In other words, it’s virtually impossible for you to exist, but here you are!
Life is ours to be spent, not saved.
You not only beat the odds and made it into this life, but you came with a built-in fortune—not in money, but in time. Check it out:
Every day, at the stroke of midnight, exactly 86,400 seconds of life are deposited in your own personal time account. You have 24 hours to spend this small fortune in any way you choose—but you must spend it. Forget that old adage about “saving” time. We can’t save time; we can only spend it. Each minute of your life is here for you to use and enjoy. And any portion of your time that you neglect to use during any 24-hour period is simply lost and gone forever.
The good news, is that you are the one who ultimately decides how you will spend your allotted time each day. The quality of your own decisions will determine the quality of your life. This is really hopeful—it means that your life has been placed entirely in your own hands, exactly where it belongs.
Things to remember: Be careful not to confuse your time account with your bank account. It turns out that your time is far more valuable than your money. There will always be lots of people who have more money than you, but each of us receives exactly the same amount of time each day. You can have all the money in the world, but if you don’t have time, you have nothing. If you throw away your money, you’re only wasting money. But if you throw away your time, you’re wasting your life.