24 HOURS TO A BETTER LIFE
24 hours. One day.
What if you only got one? What would you
do with it? Who would you see? How
would you act? Where would you go?
Fortunately most of us get more than one
day to live out our lives. But for too many
of us there seems to be something wrong
with every single day we are given. It’s too
long. It’s too short. It’s cold. It’s rainy. It’s
boring. It’s too busy.
If it were your last day, do
you think you would give
things like the weather a
second thought? If you had
just one day to live, your
focus would undoubtedly
shift from complaining and
productivity, love, and
Well, the truth of the matter is that every day
is of equal value. Today is no less important
than your last day. Each day is a brand new
start and we are all given the same 24 hours
to make of them what we will.
All of this may sound a little too cliché, but
consider that billionaire powerhouses like
Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, and Warren
Buffett are given the same 24 hours every
day that you are. They are afforded no more
time and no less time. The difference comes
in how they choose to utilize their hours.
And if you think they just somehow
happened to arrive at their success by
chance or privilege, read up on their life
histories and you’ll find that this couldn’t be
farther from the truth.
Now your goal might not be to become a
billionaire, but most people are longing for
something more out of life, but are either
waiting around for it to come to them, or just
don’t know how to go about getting it.
The good news is that it doesn’t take a
genius to create an extraordinary life; just
persistent focused action on a daily basis.
Maybe you would love to write a
best-seller, but are intimidated
by the whole process. If you got
to work and wrote just one page
a day, in a year’s time you will
have completed a 365 page
book! Even if it took you 2 days
per page, you would still have a
substantial 180 pages.
Advancing your life simply
requires that you prioritize and change your
focus. Evaluate your typical day and find
those “lost moments” or “voids” in which
nothing meaningful seems to take place, and
then plan the night before how you are going
to better utilize that time. Listen to
educational programs during your commute.
Instead of surfing the web, study your field
of business. Turn the TV off in favor of
some quality family time.
You may not be destined to change the
world, but by focusing 24 hours at a time it
is easily within your power to change your