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Interesting article on the value of time

This article is not written by me but I like it and post it here.

Article source: MoralStories.net article 120

Title: Have you been to the bank

Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with 86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course!!!!

Each of us has such a bank. Its 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 remains 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 failed a grade.

To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a pre-mature baby.

To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.

To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed the train.

To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask a person who just avoided an accident.

To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who 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 spend your time.

And remember that time waits for no one.

Yesterday is history

Tomorrow is mystery

Today is a gift

That’s why it’s called the present!!

It’s National Friendship Week

Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed.

They make you smile and encourage you to succeed.

They lend an ear, they share a word of praise, and they always want to open their hearts to us.

Show your friends how much you care…..

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About the Author Jim Westergren Jim Westergren is a web entrepreneur from Sweden now living in Bolivia. He is happily married and has two lovely children. Some of his interests are web development, SEO and writing. He is the Founder and CTO of TodaysWeb and his current major project is N.nu. Read his . Follow Jim on Twitter or Google+.
  • anju

    finest of all i have ever read

  • anju

    finest of all i hv ever read

  • http://www.anarsist.org/ Edebiyat

    Yesterday is history

    Tomorrow is mystery

    Today is a gift

    veriy nice words :)

  • Farzana

    The most beautiful article for “The value of time”.

  • apurva

    it’s very nice and good for every one

  • Feroz Paray

    simply superb…wonderfully drafted out

  • Raghavender Srirampu

    WOW, The Best That I Have Read Till Now…

  • JIgar

    A fantastic thing that gives a detail of using TIME
    It hepls to ensure the money value of time

  • Manju

    jim,i realized the value of time whitch iam wasting thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • priyanka

    so why wise people says “TIME AND TIDE WAIT FOR NONE”

  • vasudev

    after doing several search on google, final i got right one. still may be good but i am not getting. better google should also keep some education / school essay details also.

  • Pascal

    very motivational…thanks..

  • basant

    really worthy words

  • basant

    really worthy article 4 all of us

  • nidhi

    i have written this article in my value education copy its my home work to write an article on this topic i liked it its very gud………………………………..

  • Shah

    This is the finest article that i have ever read in my life.
    really motivational, really I appreciate him for his excellence work. may ALLAH (GOD) Bless him.

  • manan somani

    mindblowing and awesome article

  • girija sankar dash

    Till now I have never made any comment,but here I just could not stop myself…….. it is most outstanding .

  • nandini

    very awsum and fentastic i really enjoyed d reading of d article and i came 2 know d value of each millisecond.

  • jai

    yes its true but we realizes when oppurtunities go from us

  • hlima

    I’ll remember and teach my sons

  • manjunath

    Great work. The subject chosen by you is simply too good and universally applicable. It is a grim reminder of how we are spending our deposit of 86400 seconds each day.I shall preserve this and try to keep a constant vigil on how I use each day. Thanks again.

  • lakhan

    Truly has inspired me,it was an very,very,very nice,good,awesome essay

  • Ravichandranraju

    Rellay very nice

  • Sweety

    useful article…………it helps us..


    really wonderful lines………..

  • http://www.wwwcheapuggs.com/ mikwillson

    Your article’s resource box should help to persuade your readers. No matter how amazing your article is if it’s not succeeding in driving traffic to your website

  • Sucheta

    really nice

  • Sourav Yadav

    really good!
    it has the capablity to make realize the importance of time

  • http://www.mnzone.webs.com Narinder

    Yah, nice, cradible artical, thanks for realising the value of time

  • shantanu patel

    its realy good

  • http://facebook.com shehwaz khan

    it is really a nice art of WRITTING SKILL

  • senthilkumar

    time is comparable with soul once it was lost will not be regained. i can recollect the same message of valve of time was given by one of the tamil writer thiru. lena tamilvanan and now this motivates me once again. thank you

  • Angella

    I am real flattered with the article.It is so true and factual,however most of us normally use to take things for granted.Thank you for the astonished thoughts.blessed.

  • http://www.bing.com/ Kathy

    It’s spooky how cveler some ppl are. Thanks!

  • neeru

    worth reading

  • samikshya

    yesterday is history,tomorrow is mystery,today is gift,very nice,I love it

  • http://azaanimpex.webs.com Mohammed Azaan

    Its just awesome!!!!
    this is not the first article of this author that i have read. from his articles i come to the conclusion that he is a very smart guy!!!
    hats off to you

  • Manoj Jangra

    its very intersting and motivating to youth generation

  • Angana santra

    It is awesome…


    realy nice article THNX……………………………..

  • divya

    guys superb article u must read it……..

  • khushali gupta

    thanking you for giving such wonderful meaning of time.

  • lokesh Tamang

    i like this article very much thank you for posting this article. I expect more to read

  • http://None Mahmud Iqbal Baig

    These are very interesting and useful contributions by Jim Westergren. I have been struggling to introduce the value of time since last 37 years with little success. Results are negligible and overshadowed by bureaucratic practices and various hypnotizing influences and practices.I am the founder and principal consultant of my own firm (Management Services International – MSI – first management consultancy of Pakistan). Would appreciate your cooperation in whatever form it can take place.

  • Vishal

    It describe the whole thing abt time very beautifully

  • http://Google Meghana Kadu

    awsume lines quoted with the best of one’s mind!!!

  • Puja

    I love the sentences which are in this article ..amazing ….i can write this article and submit to teacher

  • http://None Mahmud Iqbal Baig

    Takes mind into the value of time and its application in our life. It is the central value of time that has begun to be realized in the world of management that makes a project successful. It is all based on the maximum utilization of time and abilities.


    SUCH A WONDER FUL LINE……………………..

  • Mohammed Al arabi

    Yesterday is history

    Tomorrow is mystery

    Today is a gift

  • http://None Mahmud Iqbal Baig

    Time is the most important element of Management Sciences, very well explained in Jim Westergren’s article. Children all over the world should be shown this article.

  • Vishu naik

    Really its very nice.. Short and meaningfull article.:)

  • mohammed

    really it the best i ‘ve ever read about the value of time
    thanks to our author about this great article
    it is true
    Yesterday is history

    Tomorrow is mystery

    Today is a gift

  • shafaq shah

    you made me realize_ how lately i realized_ the “value of time”

  • http://None Mahmud Iqbal Baig

    This is what I have been telling people in our country – the value of time. We must use every moment and minute available to us. But the big question arises: ‘How?’ Do we live in our original relationship with Nature or do we justify technology and automation?

  • http://www.mabatpro.com francis oti

    a most valuable article. i love it.

  • sandra prince

    you are really great.one who understand this will never waste a second

  • mamta arya

    Excellent explanation. If i follow this i never regret in my lyf.

  • Mahesh Hubballi

    Just superb collection I am impressed

  • pratibha upadhyay

    very nice article

  • http://ashokanjum.blogspot.com ashok anjum

    yesterday is the history
    tomorrow is the mistry
    today is the gift
    that’s wy its called present.
    I like these lines very much.

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