It can be hard to understand the difference between a million and a billion, but I’ve heard it said this way:
A million seconds is 11 days. A billion seconds is 31 years.
In terms of how much time you have left on earth, even if you’re 50 years old there is a good chance you have more than a billion seconds in front of you. How are you going to use that time?
In a recent commencement speed at the University of Nebraska, Warren Buffet said that:
I would love to trade places with any of them. They feel they’re going out into an uncertain world and all of that, but there’s never been a better time.
He’s very financially successful, but at 90 years old he’s very time poor and he would gladly trade a billion dollars for a billion seconds. You very likely still have that gift of time, so appreciate it for what it’s worth and make the most of all of it.