Someone once observed that a wasted life is really nothing more than a collection of wasted days.
As God gives us life, each one of us starts the new year with the same number of opportunities - 365 - that we can choose to either use & invest in eternal things or allow to drift by without taking advantage of the gift we have been given.
The difference between those who succeed and those who fail is not found primarily in talent but in diligence & effort.
“Oh, how precious is time, and how it pains me to see it slide away, while I do so little to any good purpose.” - David Brainerd.
Eph 5:15-16 (BBE): "Take care then how you are living, not as unwise, but as wise; Making good use of the time, because the days are evil."
“Man’s idea of eternity may be known by the use he makes of his time.” - Unknown author.