You're given $86,400 a day to spend...
The participants in a seminar I attended many years ago were asked: "What would you do with the money if you were given $86,400 every day to spend for the rest of your life?"
The answers came really quickly to start with, and then dried up when people had named their current desires. The presenter got a few more answers when she added, "Now let me tell you a little more. Your bank account is topped up to $86.400 at midnight every night. So even if you don't spend the money, you still have the same amount each day."
Then we started trying to find ways to stop the balance disappearing when we hadn't spent it all. "How many of you would start just wasting the money?"
she continued. Nobody said yes. "How many, even when you realized you had wasted some one day, would continue to waste it every day."
Again nobody said yes.
She concluded, "Yet this is a true story, you are given 86,400 to spend each and every day. And it is replenished at midnight. But it's not dollars - you're given seconds instead."
We then began to appreciate that time has value - real value. Some even say time is money. You're given 86,400 seconds each day, and you can't save any for tomorrow. How much time do you use wisely? How much do you just squander? Seeing your time as valuable is the first step to avoiding procrastination.