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INR 86,400 in your Bank Account Everyday


A very Good Morning to Each one of you, 

I hope you are in high spirits and working with supreme passion.  Be it Coding, Testing, Reporting, or whatever; just attack your work. Get the better of your work and Let the work not overwhelm you. Instead of complaining about things and nature of your work, work to make a difference. Be accountable, take responsibility and assume ownership. I am so thankful to everyone who have filled my inbox with your words of encouragement in earlier weeks. You all inspire me. 🙂

This past Sunday, my neighbor, an elderly US Citizen shared a story which is the content of today’s letter. I have slightly tweaked the story to fit in Indian context. Imagine Goddess Lakshmi appears in your dreams and upon your desire of wealth, blesses you with an amount of INR 86,400 in your Bank Account every morning. However she puts forth 5 conditions to help you realize the value so that you don’t misuse the precious gift. 

Condition 1: Each morning upon awakening, an amount of INR 86,400.00 would be transferred to your Bank Savings account.

Condition 2: You and only you should spend the whole amount.

Condition 3: You may not transfer any amount to your friend or family member’s account.

Condition 4: Any money that you didn’t spend by end of day would be taken away from you.

Condition 5: One fine day without notice, transfer of amount would be stopped. The Saving Account would be closed and you may not be able to receive a new account thereafter. 

Interesting! Friends, how would you spend the money? You would buy anything and everything you wanted. Not only for yourself, but for all people you love like family and friends. Sometimes even for people you don’t know, because you couldn’t possibly spend it all on yourself. You would tend to spend every single penny. Right?

My friend, the blessings by Maa Lakshmi is a Reality! Surprised? Every breathing human being is in possession of a magical bank. We just can’t seem to see it. 

The MAGICAL BANK is TIME. Each morning we awaken to receive 86, 400 seconds (24*60*60) as a gift of Life. At night when we go to sleep, ir-respective of what time we go to sleep, any remaining time is not credited to us. We cannot transfer an hour of our life to make 25 hours a day in friends or family member’s life. Yesterday is forever gone. Next morning we receive the gift of 86,400 seconds again, however we never know when our ticket is due. 🙂

Someone has rightly said Time is like a river. You cannot touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. I have always believed time is 1000 times more precious than money Today through this short story, I inspire you to utilize every single second. For instance, at work, I personally feel we Indian waste a lot of time in tea, lunch and gossips. There are many such examples I can cite. We have to change such time wasting habits to take our Account, our Organization and eventually our Country to the next level. 

I hope this blog has inspired you to utilize your time more effectively. What are the inhibitions you are facing to cope with the huge stack of work in given time, are you also complaining you don’t have enough time? Friends, Let me know your perspective on time and I would love to help you in any possible way I can. 

Have a Productive Week ahead!

My Best Wishes to all of you!

Narendra Gupta

Time is the soul of Business and Life.


P.S: Friends, this is one of my favorites. I wrote this Letter to the Employees on Tuesday, 27th May 2014. I hope it adds some value to each one of you today 🙂