Imagine you had a bank account that deposited £86,400 each morning. The account carries over no balance from day to day, allows you to keep no cash balance, and every evening cancels whatever part of the amount you had failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every pound each day!
We all have such a bank. Its name is Time. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever time you have failed to use wisely. It carries over no balance from day to day. It allows no overdraft so you can’t borrow against yourself or use more time than you have. Each day, the account starts fresh. Each night, it destroys any unused time. If you fail to use the day’s deposits, it’s your loss and you can’t appeal to get it back.
There is never any borrowing time. You can’t take a loan out on your time or against someone else’s. The time you have is the time you have and that is that. Time management is yours to decide how you spend the time, just as with money you decide how you spend the money.
It is never the case of us not having enough time to do things, but the case of whether we want to do them and where they fall in our priorities.
One day, often without warning, the account will close. If you have used yours carefully, wisely, you may have physical assets to pass on. The way you spent your time will be stored as family’s and friend’s memories, but if you didn’t spend time (about an hour) making your Will, the law decides what happens to your physical assets.
The gov.uk website has a simple interactive tool that will show you who will inherit if there is no Will: https://www.gov.uk/inherits-someone-dies-without-will or call 01538 756166 for a free no-obligation discussion about your personal circumstances.