What If You Could See Your Life Measured In Jelly Beans?

Life goes by in a blink. How much do you spend seeking redemption from your past?

Breaking down the days of your life into jellybeans, sounds silly, but sometimes a silly idea is critical in helping us understand a complex concept. In this case, 28,835 days is a large number that is just too big for our minds to really grasp. When you are able to actually visualize the number of days the average person has in their life though, it gives you a better understanding of just how little time we really have on this earth -especially when you take out the parts of your life spent as a child and then commuting, cooking, cleaning, working, sleeping and doing all those other basic day to day activities.

When you see how few jellybeans are left, it’s easy to grasp the importance of making the most of your life and how much more you can do with your life if you live every jellybean to its fullest.

Adapted from http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication


Jim Woods is president of The Jim Woods Group. A management consulting firm. Go here to see his work www.jimwoodsgroup.com. He advises and speaks to organizations large and small on how to increase top line growth in times of uncertainty and complexity. Some of his speaking and consulting clients include: U.S. Army, MITRE Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Whirlpool, and 3M. See more at his website www.jimwoodsgroup.com.

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