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Half a second

Are you somebody who lives in the moment, or do you keep postponing all those beautiful dreams you have in your life?

Half a second.

When we compare our time on this beautiful earth with the length of existence of earth itself, one year of earth compares to half a second of our lives.

Half a second.

One quick breath and we’re done.

What would you do in that half a second?

Would you try to compress as many activities as you could in that short period of time, or would you instead take it all in and enjoy it?

Are you somebody who lives in the moment, or do you keep postponing all those beautiful dreams you have in your life?

Do you think in time or money terms?

Time will never come back. Money can always be acquired if you’re smart and believe in yourself.

Half a second.

One hour has 3.600 seconds. One day has 86.400 seconds, but let’s simplify this a bit.

One day has 1.440 minutes. One calendar year has 525.600 minutes.

Big numbers.

We have a lot of minutes we have at our disposal. And that’s precisely the problem.

The perception that we have a lot of time makes us slow to decide, hesitant to live in the moment, and perhaps even lazy or complacent.

Time is on our side.

Until it’s not.

Therefore a few questions for you:
  • Are you the person you want to be right now?

  • What dreams are still nagging you in the back of your head?

  • How crowded is your bucket list?

  • What’s something you keep pushing forward?

  • Are you one of those people who can’t wait until it’s the weekend, and do you dread Mondays?

  • Do you love what you do today, and will you three years from now?

If these questions have an impact and make you think or even strike a nerve, it’s time for a conversation.

Because time will never come back.

So invest it wisely.

Your turn: What would you do in that half a second?

Do more of what makes you happy!


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