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Do the Math

when you wake up tomorrow, how will you live so that each second is more meaningful than the last?

Here’s a little brain teaser for you. Why are all the following equations correct?

1 = 1
24 = 1
1,440 = 1
86,400 = 1

Did you get it right away? Need a clue?

OK, here’s a hint…take it one day at a time. Got it now?  No?

Well, as much as I would enjoy making you rack your brain to try to figure this one out, my space here is limited, so I’ll just tell you.

They’re all elements of one day. 

One day consists of 24 hours, 1,440 minutes, 86,400 seconds. That’s all we get each day. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do, the numbers are the same for all of us.

We can’t buy more time.
We can’t stop those seconds and minutes from passing.
And, we certainly can’t get back the time that has already passed.

What we can do, though, is take advantage of the time we do have. Let’s not stare at the ticking clock and watch time slip away, like a kid waiting for the school day to end. Instead, let’s savor every moment. Make the most of every minute. And, when the time comes to put our heads down on our pillows at night, know that we made the most of the day.

So, when you wake up tomorrow, how will you live so that each second is more meaningful than the last? 

Live on Fire!

D. Luke Iorio, CPC, PCC, ELI-MP
President & CEO
Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)

This article was originally published at iPEC Coaching . Reprinted with permission from the author.

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