Remember the story of Sir William Osier, one of the most accomplished physicians, addressing Yale students to live life in ‘day-tight compartments‘?
On a great ocean liner, Sir Osier observed how such a marvelous machine crossed the Atlantic. The secret lies in pressing a special button – ‘Presto’. Immediately, there was a clanging of machinery and various parts of the ship were immediately shut off from one another, into watertight compartments. Sir Osier urged everyone,
At every level of your life, shut out the past – the dead yesterdays, shut off the future – the unborn tomorrows. Then you are safe, safe for today!
This week, let’s try to cultivate the habit of living in ‘day-tight compartments’.