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Make Your Time Count

The image below was recently emailed to me. I shared it on Facebook and thought it was worthy of a share here as well.

The short story contained within drives home the significance of living in the present. It reminds me of a previous video that I shared earlier this year (see here). In both cases, the message isn’t specific to exercise or sport. It’s bigger than that. It’s about life. Time is the most valuable commodity of all, yet unfortunately it’s the most wasted as well.

Many people don’t give each day enough credit. In their eyes, tomorrow always has more potential than today. Seeing through the fallacy of tomorrow is perhaps the most important step towards success. You need to not only appreciate today, but also recognize its potential.

I don’t gamble on tomorrow because it’s never guaranteed. I always knew this to be true but was reminded of it in a way that I’ll never forget last year. My best friend was driving home from work to see his wife and kids and never made it. He died tragically in a car accident. I think about his accident regularly. It’s a constant reminder for me to make the most of today. And while we all have different ambitions in life, making the most of the day to me means working hard and playing hard. I do everything I can to take care of my family but it’s also important to enjoy them.

Wasting time doesn’t allow me to do either. Once it’s been wasted, you never get it back. The clock is always running. I do my best to keep up with it.

Seeing the image above provided me with a nice reminder of that. I hope you enjoy it as well.

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Seize the day, then let it go. – Marty Rubin

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  1. Parker Westbrook July 15th, 2013 6:37 pm

    I haven’t been on this site in several months because I was caught up in the demands of my new job. Then just now I clicked through your FB post and BAM! This post is a reminder to start getting back here for my daily shot of awesome.

  2. Chris van Jaarsveld July 17th, 2013 3:34 am

    Hi Ross,

    Last year my wife and I survived an armed robbery and shooting in our home, so I can fully relate to where you’re coming from. People get so caught up in wanting to be better or have more in the future that they forget to appreciate what they have in the now.
    “Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.” ~James Dean

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