Four Years from Now

Soon our days are gone.
         —Psalm 90:10

On December 31, 2016, scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center added a leap second to the year to adjust to “precise” time, delaying the arrival of 2017 by one second. “Millisecond accuracy is crucial for collision avoidance with satellites,” said project scientist Dean Pesnell.

You’re probably not that persnickety about time, but you’re aware that yours is limited, and that how you use it is important.

Two brothers were discussing missed opportunities. “I should go back to school and get a degree,” one said. “But in four years, I’d be thirty-one.”

“You’ll be thirty-one in four years whether you go back to school or not,” said his brother.

Take away: four years from now, you’re going to be four years older than you are now. How you use those years is up to you.

A great plan is only a good intention
until accompanied by action.

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