Not always, but for a long time now, i’ve valued time much more highly than money. We all get busy, and our focus gets pulled from one thing to the next. A few realisations I’ve had in the last few months, which I thought i’d share;
- We are all given the same thing, each and everyone of us. Time.
- You are given the same amount of time as me. I am given the same amount of time as you.
- The amount of “day” you had yesterday, was the same as mine, as was mine to Bill Gates, and his to Obama.
- How we value that time and put it to work for us, is how we achieve and grow, both financially and as people (spiritually).
The more I think about the way “we” as a society think about and track time, the more I become convinced that somewhere along the line, we’ve all been duped.
When did it become normal to account for something we use, not in the way it is given to us / credited / earned, but in a completely different manner?
We all earn money, and we think of “our earnings” as a single number a year, for arguments sake £60,000 a year. If you earn £60,000 a year, do you think of your money on a day to day basis in iterations of £60,000? For example when you buy a cup of coffee, do you think “thats 0.000033 of £60,000″… no you don’t. You think about money in the way it is used/consumed, in iterations of £1, £10, £100, £1000. The more you have, the larger that iteration tends to become, but even my high net worth clients, they consider their money on a day to day basis, as they use it to pay for goods and services, in terms of £10, £100, £1000.
So when did it become ok to think about our time, and our lives, the thing that we don’t get back, in iterations of 365? Thats as upside down as thinking a cup of coffee costs 0.000033 of £60,000, rather than £1.98.
I’ve been alive 28 years… doesn’t really mean anything.
I’ve been alive 10,436 days… holy crap… what have I done with all of those days?
What about you? How many days have you been alive?