My wife, Brenda and I
have 2 beautiful daughters, Rebecca Dempsey and Jesicca Prath. When they were
young, if they did not like a decision that my wife and I made, they would say,
"Daddy, that's not fair." My answer was always the same, "You're
right. The fair comes in October."
This past week as I
listened to The Rich Life Show, hosted by a couple of my friends, Beau
Henderson and Bill Lampton, they made a statement that rings loud, clear and
true. “We are all given the same amount of time.”
Beau is a financial
advisor and has written a best-selling book, The Rich Life. Bill is a speech
and communication coach, keynote speaker and motivational speaker.
They discussed different things that we may not have been
given. Some have been given better facial features than others. Some have been
given a talent for music while others can’t carry a tune in a bucket with the
lid on it. Some have been given a photographic memory while others have a major
case of sometimers. Sometimes they remember things and other times they do not.
A man started walking up stairs but then his cell phone
rang. He stopped mid-way up the stairs and answered his phone. When he finished
the conversation, he couldn’t remember whether he was going up the stairs or coming
down. Does this sound familiar?
When we see others who have talents that we do not have,
many times jealousy grabs hold of the heart. We start to feel sorry for
ourselves and we want to serve pout soup at our pity party. We are all unique
in our own way. No one has the same thumb print as you.
Don’t complain about what you do not have. Realize that you
have been given 24 hours in a day. Take advantage of the hours that you have.
Don’t waste the time. You can never recover those hours.
In one of the books that I have read, it says time and
chance happens to all. It’s what you do with the opportunities that present
themselves to you.
It bothers me when I see people waste the hours of their
life. Instead of using the hours for reading, attending seminars, college or
training, people will allow video games, gambling or other vices to steal the precious
hours of their life.
Use your time wisely and you’ll be amazed at the results you
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