Thinking About Your Days in Marbles
A Ham operator on a certain band at a certain date and time revealed to John C. Maxwell the daily practice of not "losing your marbles." "You see, I sat down one day and did a little arithmetic. The average person lives about 75 years...I multiplied 75 times 52 and I came up with 3,900 which is the number of Saturdays that the average person has in their entire life-time"
He went on to say that he figured out that he had lived through 2,800 Saturdays. If he lived to 75, he would only have 1,000 left to enjoy.
The Ham operator can teach us all an invaluable lesson-how finite our time here on earth really is. He went on to say that he "went to the toy store and bought every single marble they had." Every Saturday, he would take a marble out and throw it away. Wow, I do admit that, personally, I found this practice highly intriguing.
What did I learn from this thought-provoking story? Well, I am going to the nearest toy store and buying up 365 marbles. Every single day, I am going to throw 1 marble away before I lay my head down to sleep. This will help me stay motivated this entire year on my priorities.
I may even have 2 jars-1 for the year and 1 for my life. I am 28 years old right now. I hope to live (only with my sweet-heart of a wife, Melissa) for another 80 or so years. However, let's say I ______ in another 47 years and 5 months. That is 2,466 Saturdays left to be the person that I know is inside of me...to father my child the way I know that I should, to be the husband I know I could be, to be a human-being of "fully-tapped" greatness.
What if we all approached our lives this way? Forget the black belt test! This is your black belt test baby! Living life everyday with meaning, purpose, ...destination.
All I have to say now is, "Bring out the marbles!!!" Oh, and don't lose them either! lol