Published by Richard Posner on June 10, 2015

We All Have The Same 24 Hours

We are as big or as small as our most prevalent thoughts.

If we believe in the adage that “Only the strong survive” yet we sense in ourselves a gnawing weakness or flaw of character, then we become the deer in the headlights.  Under such dismal circumstances, when opportunity knocks, we triple-bolt lock the door to our heart for fear of failure.

If, on the other hand, we embrace life as a chance to solve problems and resolve conflicts, then the reservoir of life’s forces are close at hand with reasonable, practical  solutions to our challenges.  The victim mentality will rapidly recede, and in its stead will be honesty, passion and true north actions which are based on who we are rather than who others think we should be.

With only perhaps 16 to 18 hours of waking time each day, the philosophy of life we embrace is of the utmost importance.

Ignoring how you think and why you act as you do will surely lead (in the long run) to low self-esteem, bitterness, regret and a screaming sense of futility.

Many people who claim to be good at business will tell you that life is full of sharks and that to survive in these turbulent waters you must become predatory as well.  These same folks dismiss their deep feelings as being a handicap to selling or making the big deal.

My challenge to each of you this week is to slow down long enough take an honest look at yourself.  Are you being true to yourself, or are you in the business of trying to impress others with false bravado, slick slogans and designer merchandise?

As Mahatma Gandhi explained:  “My life is my message.”

What is your message to the world?  Discover it, and instantly all pretenses will become unnecessary baggage in your life.


They have left behind many clues which can guide us to becoming the best we can be.

Never again settle for second best.  Your next 24 hours can be as priceless as a Renaissance painting.

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