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Our whole life can take ages to be lived and seconds to be told. Our job today is to be memorable tomorrow. And memorable things in life can be measured in a second, in a smile, in emotions. Because a second it’s the time to take for someone to start being memorable.

How many times we have thought about becoming, starting, joining, and beginning. And how many seconds, hours and minutes we have been investing just imaging how our lives would be by doing something which changed it all.

We spend much more time thinking in how it would be rather than the second that takes to really start the specific action which generates the desired change we are looking for.

It’s just the fear of really becoming what we are imagining that prevents us to really start doing that: what if, what the others will think, what if we don’t make it, what if something goes wrong, so many things will happen, it will be so difficult, we will fail.

Many times what really happen is that we don’t really know that what really keeps us apart from what we are now and what we want to be is just the second we take in thinking about the possibilities and consequences of BEING.

Own the second, for living first, Ignacio Gallo Campos

No matter who we are today, and what we did in the past. No matter how big the goal was, if we did not enjoy each part and second of the journey. No matter how difficult and different is what we want to become if we do not really start living in the present, in the minute and the second we are living.

And most importantly, no matter how hard we try to imagine how to change things, if we are not able to change the next second in which we have all the power, capacity and determination to influence in.

Maybe if we start to live fully and intensively each second, we will understand that there are not horrible Mondays, just because we have to work, because the one and only owners of that second is not the company we work for or the boss that leads us, but just US. So it’s our own and full responsibility to own that second and turn it to something that makes the difference within our job, our environment, our group or whatever we decide, by finding the purpose of our second.

Why not living a full Monday rather that living in a future weekend full of vague expectations?. Because it’s not other’s Monday, it’s our Monday, no one else will live it better than us and no one else will take that Monday back full of seconds for us.

Own the second for living the first.

If you like what you read, share it, share your thoughts, but most importantly own your second!

Ignacio Gallo Campos

About the author

Ignacio has already published two books of a trilogy. He is currently finishing the last book of the trilogy, called “A Life in one Second”. During the 3 books, “The biggest Fake” and “All dogs are Labradors”, the author will make you live an emotional inner trip to your own lies, truths and decisions which make you the person you are now, which could be quite different from the one you really want to be, for every second of the rest of your life.

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