The Every Day Leader: The Clacking of Time

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Somehow we always seem to think that time will never end…that it will keep on going and we have forever days.

When in fact, time has a definite beginning and ending.  We often take time for granted. We try to squeeze as much as we can into it or out of it. Other times we just waste precious moments – but we somehow always  believe that we always have more just up ahead.

But do we? 

None of us knows our tomorrow and what it will bring. 

We often hear and we even know deep down that we should embrace every moment.  We know that each moment will never come again, we cannot get it back once it is gone.

Yet, it just doesn’t seem to sink in.

Every day leaders know that each moment matters.  We know that each moment we have is a gift that cannot be squandered or foolishly wasted.  As kids the days seem to last forever, as adults they fly by each one getting faster than the other. Just ask any mother who has grown children.

The years are short, but the days are long. The moments disappear.  As much as we would like to think it is true, our time doesn’t go on forever. 

Every day leaders long to make the most of every moment that has been given to them.  They know that we each have limited days and the clacking of time passes all to quickly.

Every day leaders celebrate each moment making the most of each one of them to make a difference in the lives of others. They invest in those around them, seeking to leave a legacy far greater than themselves.

They invest not only in actions, time, words, but even in writing, knowing that through their encouragement to the next generation they are helping them succeed to do far greater things than they did.

Let us be Every Day Leaders who impart wisdom to those younger than us. Let us be intentional to mentor, guide, and encourage those that want our attention and time that we can mold them into the leaders that God intended them to be. Time indeed has an end and one day we will depart this earth but may our legacy live on in those we mentored.

7 thoughts on “The Every Day Leader: The Clacking of Time

  1. Time. I love the bible says to number our days and to pray for wisdom. I think that I only get one life to live this side of heaven. I desire to build up as many great experiences in my life and the life others so I can I have the riches conversation possible with people when I am welcomed into heaven.

  2. Hi Cathy, Thanks for the inspiration. I volunteer with Take Stock in Children which provides Mentors and College Scholarships for disadvantaged kids in Middle School through High School in Manatee County, Florida. It’s a great way to provide a mentor, friend, leader to these kids who have difficult family environments. It’s wonder to see the difference it makes.

  3. Thanks, Bliss, for your encouraging words and reading the blog. I don’t remember where I got the picture – you should be able to use it as long as you are not putting on it on something you are selling. Hope it helps!

  4. Hi, Cathy,

    Great post. As a past CEO for Big Brothers Big Sisters of NW WA, I especially appreciated the last paragraph.

    The photo you have in the post is very cool. I would like to use it and wondered where you got it, and if it’s something I could use as well.

    Thanks in advance,

    Bliss Goldstein

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