How Much Time Do You Have Left?

Time Left

Are you making the most of the time?

Make the most of your time. Decide what you want and give your all to it. Don’t waste time. Don’t over think things.

The average North American lives about 80 years.

Europeans and Canadians live longer than Americans generally. Asians, except for a few countries like Japan, Korea and Singapore, and Africans shorter yet.

If we use the N. American average of 80 years, that’s a total of 29,220 days on this earth.

That’s 701,280 hours.

But that’s total hours. If you’re up at 6am and sleeping by 11pm, you’re awake for 17 hours per day.

The hours you have left have now gone down to 496,740.

If you’re 40 years old, that number drops to 248,370 hours. And that’s more like the equivalent of 10,348 days (at 17 waking hours).

The clock is ticking my friend and you can’t stop it.

It doesn’t matter who you know and how much money you have.

Surround yourself with those that can help you reach your goals more quickly and dedicate yourself to reaching them.

The clock keeps moving ahead and that time disappears. It’s gone forever and you can never get it back.

Every hour you waste, every time you put something off, remember that’s time you can’t replay.

I believe life is too short to spend it doing things we don’t like and spending time with people we don’t enjoy being with.

Make the most of your time. Decide what you want and give your all to it. Don’t waste time. Don’t over think things.

Surround yourself with those that can help you reach your goals more quickly and dedicate yourself to reaching them.

My friend now is your time.

Seize the day!

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  • John

    Great post, Michael. I’m already north of 50, and I’m consumed by how fast it’s gone by and how much time I’ve wasted even in the last 10 years. Your reminder is something we’re all aware of–yet we so quickly “forget.” Thanks for bringing it back to my attention so that I can make better decisions about living NOW and doing the things that enrich my life with the people I want to be with. Keep up the great work!

    • http://www.consulting-business.com/ Michael Zipursky

      Thanks John!

  • Geoff Bretches

    Thanks for the post Michael. Time is running on us and we all need the reminder.

    • http://www.consulting-business.com/ Michael Zipursky

      Geoff – you’re welcome and appreciate the comment.

  • A Hutchinson

    Love the post and great way to think of things. I’m definately one for “getting things done” and i’m sure this will spur on more people to do the same. Love the blog by the way

    • http://www.consulting-business.com/ Michael Zipursky

      A – I do hope so. And glad to see it.

  • Terry

    Your “Time” post was very …. well timely! As I have been “sitting
    & thinking” on things for a start-up and now I simply must now
    actually “Do”. Thank you!!

    • http://www.consulting-business.com/ Michael Zipursky

      Terry – that makes taking the time to write this post worthwhile. Thanks for letting me know and wish you the best!

  • Jean Paul

    Great reminder, really great. Thanks Michael.

    • http://www.consulting-business.com/ Michael Zipursky

      Jean Paul – hope all is well with you and glad you enjoyed the post.

  • deborah

    Good advice and timely I think given the state of the “civilized world”. As an ex-pat living in Panama one of the most exciting countries on the planet. I am amazed when I return to the USA and UK and see my family, friends and the countries themselves all struggling to maintain their existence. An existence deemed necessary by the “must haves” according to the media. Why don’t they know they only get each day once, that life doesn’t have to be like that and that they all have something of value to share? Find your voice and people who will appreciate it. Thanks for your help finding mine Michael (tell Sam hello for me)
    Deborah http://www.panamacityconnection.org

    • http://www.consulting-business.com/ Michael Zipursky

      Agreed Deborah. I’ve seen this and had that feeling each time I spend days/weeks in a ‘less developed’ country. Focusing on each day, enjoying it and making the most of it are so central to successful and happy life.

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