86,400… Millionaires, future millionaires, & CEO’s know exactly what the number 86,400 means. They know the value and importance of this number. 98% of the sheeple population don’t. If you find yourself still caught in the 98 percentile mindset, there’s still hope. You can sign up for my blog announcements in the right hand corner of this page.
Okay, if you don’t know the significance of 86,400 then it is probably a good idea to continue reading. 86,400 is the number of seconds in a 24-hour period. Each and every day we are all allocated the exact same number of seconds, whether we are rich or poor, handicapped, healthy, young or old, the one thing we all have in common is the number of seconds that we have in a day.
So why is it that some people are able to accomplish so much during their 86,400 seconds, while others seem to fritter away those seconds and accomplish absolutely nothing? Is it because they have the mindset that tomorrow they will be given another 86,400 seconds to again play with as they choose?
Perhaps it is this very notion that their ‘bank account’ will be replenished at the stroke of midnight with another 86,400 seconds that encourages people to be frivolous with their time. Suppose we changed this example to money, and we were all given $86,400 to spend anyway we pleased every day, and then at the stroke of midnight our bank account reset back to $86,400 to be used again the next day.
I would be willing to bet that many people would be spending money right and left on every frivolous pursuit imaginable. After all, you would have unlimited wealth $86,400 at a time. There’s one major difference however between time and money. Yes, it’s true that time is money, but with that said, money can be replaced, but time cannot.
Once time has been spent, it is gone forever. There is no way to regain wasted minutes that could have been used in some constructive way, such as building your path to freedom, or spending it with a loved one or spouse, and kids if you have them. It’s easy to forget that we all have a limited number of years on this rock, which we are living out every day, 86,400 seconds at a time.
Suppose you were told that in a week you would be dead? yes, dead… deceased, shucked the mortal coil, worm food, feeding the tree, assuming room temperature, etc. Would you live out your remaining days differently? How would your priorities change? Would you look back and say to yourself — “Gosh, I wish that I could have watched a heck of a lot more TV”. . Or maybe this one — “Gee, I really wish I could have worked more hours & spent even less time with my family”! Of course you wouldn’t!
Now let me ask you this; why would you do things differently if you knew that you only had a week? Maybe those things that we would be doing differently, are the very things that we should be doing now!
Do you find yourself in the position of still wishing for more freedom to be with your loved ones? To really accomplish something? If so, maybe it’s time that you redefined your real goals. Maybe you’ve already begun on that road to building an online business, but you find yourself working long hours for little results because you haven’t properly defined the element of freedom into your vision.
Defining exactly what your vision is which you intend to accomplish is extremely important to successfully reach your goals. Maybe your goal is building a freedom system.
Most people never succeed because of one fatal flaw, lack of focus. I don’t mean to harp on this one issue so often, however I really can’t stress enough the importance of focus.
Unless you define your goal, focus, and take action on building your online business so that you can attain the freedom that you deserve, you will continue to fritter away countless seconds, minutes, & hours – day in and day out.
Use your 86,400 seconds wisely every day and you will soon discover that this more efficient use of time will have a compounding effect, and will add up very very quickly. Changing this one little aspect in your mindset can make the difference between success and happiness, or the steady downhill slide straight into regretsville.
4 thoughts on “86,400”
I really enjoy your posts! You have the lucid ability to look at highly complex issues clearly, and I admire that in you.
I suspect that you’ve managed to “marry” Eastern with Western Thinking paradigms.
I have personally enjoyed long periods of productivity and other periods (thankfully shorter in duration) where I procrastinated terribly and accomplished very little, if anything.
I’ve spent a lot of time attempting to understand why I would hit those rough patches of procrastination.
And, I came to realize that those periods were created by fear! As you know, there are two basic emotions that generate the myriad of emotions we experience – love and fear.
When we experience fear, for whatever personal reason, one of the results can be lack of focus, lack of productivity. If that’s the case, and until it’s resolved, our efforts can be very scattered and difficult to converge.
This is a complex area – and one that can’t be treated lightly – but the techniques that have worked for me are meditation and energy psychology.
Thanks again for a great post.
Thanks for such an insightful & valuable comment. 😀
I probably have married Eastern with Western thinking paradigms unconsciously. Many aspects of eastern philosophy intuitively make perfect sense to me as does various aspects of Western thought.
When I was younger, I simply took it as coincidental that these schools of thought just happen to gel with my own which have been a part of me for as long as I can remember, LOL.
George, I think that you are exactly right. I believe that fear is the number 1 killer of dreams. We all have the same physiological makeup, including our brains.
The only thing that stops us is, well… us.
Thanks for your comments, Jack,
It appears that we have very similar philosophical backgrounds and experiences.
Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.
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