86,400 Seconds

So be careful how you live, not as fools but as those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity for doing good in these evil days. — Ephesians 5: 15-16

There are 86,400 seconds in a day. We can use each of these as we choose, but when the second is gone, we can never get it back. It is gone.

Coach Wooden expected his basketball players to work hard in three areas life– physically, mentally, and emotionally. He asked his players to have their studies first, basketball second and social lives third. (Similarly, I ask the same of my athletes: studies, sport, social lives). In this, discipline is required.

The discipline was not only necessary for the sport, but in time management, and prioritizing choices and goals.


As a coach, I am allotted a portion of those seconds to work with my athletes. I need to use this time wisely to develop the best protocols for my athletes, based on the objectives for the training session. I need to program with the end in mind.

As a person, I too am allotted 86,400 seconds in my day. I can use this time wisely, or I can waste it. I am redefining my work, my goals and objectives. I am learning more about coaching and being coached, as I am pursuing this adventure. Today, I spent the day close to home resting and reading. This rest time was valuable. I trust I will be diligent in the use of my time as each days unfolds. I will be accountable for my time.

I am reading the book Coach Wooden One-on-One. It is a daily devotional of inspiring conversations on purpose, passion and the pursuit of success. I look forward to learning and sharing with you some insights I gain from this writing.


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