Have you ever heard of the “The Magic Bank Account”?
It was allegedly found in the billfold of the late but great legendary football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. It is truly one for the books so WE, Global Players, want you to take it in, enjoy it, read every word, REFLECT. THIS little antecdote can be a GAME-CHANGER.
It goes a little somethin' like this:
"Congratulations, you are the winner of a very special prize. YOU won $86,400 to be deposited in your account for your personal use immediately. But WAIT... not so fast. There are rules you see... so pay attention...
- Everything that you didn't spend during each day would be taken away from you.
- You may not simply transfer money into some other account.
- You may only spend it.
- Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400 for that day.
- The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can say, “Game Over!". It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.
Soooo... now that you know the rules....
What would you personally do?
You would buy anything and everything you wanted right? Not only for yourself, but also for all the people you love and care for? Even for people you don't know, because you couldn't possibly spend it all on yourself, right? You would try to spend every penny, and use it all, because you knew it would be replenished in the morning, right?
Actually, this ‘game’ is real...Shocked??? YES! Each of us is already a winner of this ‘prize’. We just can't seem to see it.
The prize is TIME.
- Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life.
- And when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is not credited to us.
- What we haven't used up that day is forever lost.
- Yesterday is forever gone.
- Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time without warning.
So, what will you do with your 86,400 seconds?
Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in dollars. Think about it and remember to enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think.
Powerful stuff right?
If you studied abroad with Global Players, you could win the “prize” of $1,814,400. In other words, you could spend 1,814,400 seconds, or three unforgettable weeks, studying and competing abroad. Make that 3,628,800 seconds if you spend 6 weeks with us! The benefits of studying abroad include gaining a new perspective, immersing yourself in another culture, growing the game, earning valuable academic credit,boosting your resume and much more!
Global Players understands the challenges many student-athletes face. Balancing schoolwork, your training schedule, and ultimately just having a LIFE outside your commitments. But we have designed programs that will allow you to do all of those at once. We are committed to providing student-athletes the chance to study abroad and train through innovative, unique, short-term programs. While abroad we focus on developing leadership and cross-cultural immersion by encouraging students to step out of their comfort zones.
So... one last question for you. Are you ready to spend YOUR #86400 differently?
It starts now. It starts.....