MoneySkills with Nelson Letshwene

Money & the psychology of money

Time is Money | The Value of Time

Imagine there is a bank which credits your account each morning with

$86,400, carries over no balance from day to day, allows you to keep no

cash balance, and every evening cancels whatever part of the amount

you had failed to use during the day.

What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course!

Well, everyone has such a bank. It’s name is TIME.

Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes

off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose. It

carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft.

Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the records

of the day. If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours.

There is no going back. There is no drawing against the “tomorrow”. You

must live in the present on today’s deposits. Invest it so as to get from it

the utmost in health, happiness and success!

The clock is running. Make the most of today…


To realize the value of ONE YEAR…

Ask a student who has failed his final exam.

To realize the value of ONE MONTH…

Ask a mother who has given birth to a pre mature baby.

To realize the value of ONE WEEK…

Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize the value of ONE DAY…

Ask a daily wage labourer who has ten kids to feed.

To realize the value of ONE HOUR…

Ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.

To realize the value of ONE MINUTE…

Ask the person who has just missed the train.

To realize the value of ONE SECOND…

Ask a person who has survived an accident.

To realize the value of ONE MILLI-SECOND…

Ask a person who has won a silver medal in the Olympics.

Treasure every moment that you have! And treasure it more because

you shared it with someone special…

special enough to have some of your time!!!

So tell me… what are you going to do with your 86,400 seconds TODAY?

#Author unknown (I don’t know who wrote this, if you do, enlighten me)


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This entry was posted on May 24, 2014 by in Essay.

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