Carpe Diem. Do Work.

21 Jul

Ray: You have something in common with Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Larry King, Oprah Winfrey, and Michael Jordan. You also have something in common with Jesus Christ, Julius Caesar, and our little friend Napoleon Bonaparte. The same thing that makes all of these people extremely special is also available to you in the exact same amount. The major factor for success or failure that we all share is time.

Carpe Diem is a Latin phrase which translates to “seize the day” and was originally used by the poet Horace in his famous poem Odes. Through out time, we have used the phrase to emphasize the need to make use of our time here on earth.

Every individual is alloted 24 hours a day for the rest of their lives. Many things can be accomplished in 24 hours if those hours are properly used. After all, life is an accumulation of these 24 hour periods. The more you choose to do with your 24 hours, the more life experiences you will accumulate.

The best way to use your 24 hours is to set goals for yourself and create a “to-do” list each day that provides a pathway to reach your goals. For instance, if your goal is to some day become wealthy then it is extremely important that you dedicate a portion of each day towards achieving that goal. If your goal is to become physically fit, then a portion of each day should be dedicated towards working out and eating healthy foods in a timely manner. If your goal is to run for President of the United States, then you have many things that you need to constantly be doing. Although this may sound difficult, the good news is that it’s been done by millions of people before you and you can do it too.

Time management is crucial to achieving any type of success. Use your 24 hours wisely and you will create the good life that you envision for yourself. Slouch around and use your 24 hours poorly and you will live to regret all of the precious time that you wasted and will never have again.

Seize the day. Do work.

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