“Let us try to recognize the precious nature of each day.” -The Dalai Lama

If given a choice, would you rather have millions of riches, or would you like to live forever? It’s a hard choice, isn’t it? You are tempted to choose the first option, and let’s say you have chosen it. You are now a millionaire, and things are going great for you. But here’s the catch – you only have one more day to live. Do you still think you made the right choice? You are having second thoughts about it; you think you would rather have all the time in the world instead of all the money you wished for. Now you know which is worth more.

We overlook the most precious thing in the world, even when it is standing right in front of our eyes. You might be thinking, what could be more valuable than wealth and assets priced at millions of dollars? But there is one thing money can’t buy – the time you have left in the world. When the days get shorter, you will long for more time. This is a truth you can’t deny, so what should you do about it?

Invest in your time

Think of time as the asset with the highest rate of return. You would want to invest more in it to get greater profits. But how do you invest? Well, you can begin by doing things you have been meaning to do but haven’t got around to doing it yet. Quit procrastinating and put yourself to work.

If you have been meaning to spend more time with your loved ones, you can start it now. This could be your first investment. If you are thinking of starting your day early, set that alarm right now. Remember that essay you have due on Monday? Well, it’s time for you to begin the opening sentence.

Once you get your early investments in, things will get easier. With consistent efforts every day, your earnings will increase. Congratulations! You have just made a tremendous investment in your life.

The reward for your efforts

For this one, you don’t have to wait long to reap the rewards. The perks will appear right away. The beauty of it is that you will feel better and cheerful. A time well-spent bears sweeter results than a wasted time. You will also find that balancing your work and personal life reduces your stress and makes you happier. So, even small efforts like doing little chores will leave you with more time to do the things you love, which can go a long way in making your day a fruitful one.

Time indeed stops for no one. But when you decide to be the master of your own time, the spinning of the earth doesn’t matter. Sure, the world keeps spinning, but you can spin the time in your favour too. So what if there are only 24 hours in a day? When you cherish every moment, each minute means something.

Repay your debts

If you feel you have squandered your days in the past, you owe yourself an enormous debt. Since you have a debt to repay, you need to make up for the lost time. Whatever new opportunities come your way, you owe it to yourself to explore them. It’s not too late to do the things you always wanted to do. There’s still some time.