I heard the term, Time Billionaire, a few weeks ago on the Tim Ferris Podcast (which I highly recommend, by the way).
There are 31,500,000 seconds in a year.
If you live to the end of your 90th year, you will have lived 2,838,240,000 seconds.
Each of us is a time billionaire. We have billions of seconds at our disposal.
To date, I’ve used about 1.67 billion of my seconds. If I’ve slept for a third of my life (wouldn’t 8 hours per night be nice?), I’ve been awake and actively (?) living for 1.1 billion seconds. I have roughly 770 million more active seconds remaining (if I live to be 90).
How many billions of seconds have you used? How many do you have left?
It’s easy to answer the first question, impossible to answer the second one.
One thing is certain. If you’re reading this post, you’ve already used billions of your seconds, and you probably have millions more.
The most important question is: What do you want to do with your remaining seconds?
Love. Work. Play. Explore. Rest. Watch. Avoid. Climb. Run. Accumulate. Distract. Hate. Support. Waste. Invest. Achieve. Overcome. Reach. Reduce. Enhance. Ignore. Engage. Imagine. Share. Write. Read. Produce. Consume. Hide. Encourage. Recover. Experiment. Challenge. Destroy. Create. Build. Live!
We decide how we use our seconds (even when we choose not to decide, or let someone else decide for us).
None of us gets a second helping of seconds. It’s worth investing some valuable seconds to consider what to do with the rest of our seconds before they’re gone.
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