Time is Our Most Valuable Asset as Well as The One We Are Most Wasteful of

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I’ve wasted minutes on the mundane and monotonous. Hours on the less than honorable and days on end on self sabotage and destruction.

Those days became weeks before I knew it. It seemed like Christmas would show up before I had time to take the Halloween decorations down.

Weeks turned into months without me noticing, seasons would change and yet I’d still refuse to.

I’d always talk about much time I had as I continuously wasted more of it with each empty word, empty of intention and meaning at least.

To some people, “Time is Money”. I get it. It can be. However, that’s not what time means to me. Not time that means something to me anyway.

For some, it has to be. For most of us, at least some of our time has to be about money, it’s life. My belief is simply the majority of our time, in both the day to day and life as a whole should not be spent focusing on money.

By focusing on I mean generally worrying about it, trying to make more, fighting with your spouse about it, feeling bad because you feel like you don’t have or will never have enough of it, all of it.

By doing so, you are wasting a finite asset, meaning a limited one, time — stressing about an infinite asset, one you can always make more of; money.

Perhaps we’re most wasteful of our time because people don’t value what they didn’t pay for or earn, they tend to take things given to them or those that came seemingly free for granted.

Here’s the thing though; if you don’t value your time nobody else will either. If you’re wasteful of your time, others will follow suit and assume it’s safe to do the same. You don’t value your time, why should you expect them to?

If you don’t have a plan for your life, someone else does and will implement it. If you don’t have priorities, then enjoy helping others carry out theirs.

The people who have plans, a purpose and priorities need lots of other people’s cooperation in carrying them out. They recruit people who don’t have any of their own because the people who have them are too busy finding people to help them carry out theirs. Don’t help others build their dream at the cost of ignoring your own. Life is too short for it. There’s only so many tomorrows.

Read a book instead of binge watching a show on Netflix you’ve already seen every season of. Tell the friend who only calls you to gossip and talk negatively about others you’re busy. In fact, don’t answer the call. Show them you’re busy. Start respecting your time and other people will learn they have to as well.

Writing About the Human Condition, via My Thoughts, Observations, Experiences, and Opinions — Founder of Journal of Journeys and BRB INC ©

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