A second's leap of faith

Back in February, I pointed out that 2015 will give us the benefit of a leap second. A full extra second that will be realized during the last day of June 2015 and you can do with it whatever you like.

How is this possible? Well, it's done to keep the time of day close to the mean solar time and without such a correction, time based on Earth's rotation drifts away from atomic time because of irregularities in the Earth's rate of rotation. This isn't the first time that we've seen this happen; since this system of correction was implemented in 1972, 25 such leap seconds have been inserted. The last time was in June 2012, and the 26th time is at the end of June 30, 2015 at 23:59:60 UTC.

A word of warning to the procrastinators out there: you could easily blink and miss this and you wouldn't want to lose this golden opportunity, would you?!

What will you do with your extra time? Perhaps you already know what needs to change in your life, career or relationships and you're working on it now so you can use this time to make a decision or take the first steps towards an action that will help you realize your goal. Maybe you don't know yet and you'd appreciate some independent advice on how to shape your life, in which case you could sign up for some valuable coaching time with a certified professional. Or maybe you think it doesn't matter because it's only a second, but let me remind you that time is something you can spend freely but never accumulate again. If you had to choose how to spend your last dollar or pound, you'd think carefully about that. Why not challenge your thinking when it comes to time and spend that wisely, too?

As well as being an experienced management consultant and energetic public speaker, Rob Whitfield is a certified Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a certified Master Coach and a certified Master Practitioner of Hypnotherapy and Time Line Therapy. No Bull. Start your transformation journey here or sign up here to get your own copy of the FREE periodic One Brit, No Bull newsletter delivered by email.