Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life

Time is the most valuable currency.

Imagine that you had a bank account that at the beginning of every day got £86,400 put into it, but at the end of every day, that money disappeared. Now imagine – you’d take that money out wouldn’t you, you’d take it out, spend it on yourself, you’d give the money to someone else, you’d take the money out and store it. You wouldn’t let this £86,400 disappear.

Well. You are given this bank account. Unfortunately it’s not money, but it’s time. Everyone in this room is given 86,400 seconds at the beginning of the day to do whatever they want with it. And at the end of the day you’re not given that time back so when you look at it like that that’s why I think it’s important to use the time we’ve got as positively and productively as possible.

– Stephen Sutton (source)


Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life

Time. We have to start thinking of time as the true currency of life. How do you want to remember your life when you’re 90 years old, sitting in the old folks home? I want to live the kind of life I can be proud of. I want to see the far corners of the earth, and do the types of things that make my heart beat faster just by reminiscing.


“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.”
– Anthony Robbins

It’s time to get up and start living; to brush off the monotony of routine, and become that person who seems to have it all together, because you do. It’s time for you to start investing those precious 86,400 seconds into your life.

No one’s going to plan your life for you, and only you can decide you’re ready to chase your dreams and live a satisfied and fulfilled life. This is for the person who’s ready to put the living back in life. The ambitious person, the adventurous person, the wild child and the bookworm; this time, it’s your time.

When do we decide the value of our experiences is just as important as the traditional sense of stability?  Let’s stop with the excuses and start living, today. I’ll admit that it is always easier said than done, but hear me out. There’s really no time like the present to start living for your dreams, because the only mistake you’ll make is not working towards your goals sooner.


Sara Ruthnum

Sara is the marketing and community outreach coordinator for She is passionate about all things travel, culture and sports, and is excited to start knocking off some of her bucket list dreams in the near future. Connect with Sara by emailing or Check out Sara's bucket list here