Life is short & understanding the value of time is something we often learn too late in life. I would even argue, that the value of time is the most important skill you will ever learn.
As the big 40 approaches, I probably spend way too much time thinking about life. What I have done, & most importantly what does that next chapter look like?
Life Is Short
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the average life expectancy is 78.6 years. That leaves me with just over 38 years left, and it also means I already lived out the first half of my life. If I want to live the life I want, I need to stay focused & to make sure that the value of time is my greatest resource. This also gives me around 38 years to share what I’ve learned.
The Value of Time
The only thing that matters, is time. We cannot get it back. Once it is gone, it is gone. We can buy more things, & we can make more money, but it is time that we can never reacquire when it leaves us. Understand the value of time, & when it is used as a resource, and not as an excuse, it can and will change lives.
The Power of Time
When you give someone your time, you are giving them your most precious commodity. Choose who you give your time to wisely because you will never get that time back. Recognize often & early who those time wasters in your life are on move on as soon as possible.
When we start understanding the value of time, & channel it correctly, it provides the tools to prosperity, self-growth, and happiness. When the value of time is neglected, it will leave all of us with very little (Happiness, self-growth, prosperity, and time left).
Right Now, is the Most Important Time
We hear a lot that the best time to do something, is to do it right now. Procrastination is a deadly virus. It killed more dreams than we would ever know. Make no mistake about it, it will kill our dreams if we do not start planning and acting today.
How many times have you heard or even said “I will start on Monday”? Why Monday, why not right now? Why do we believe that the future will provide us more than what the present is offering?
“You are where you are because that’s where you’ve decided to be.”
The Value of Time: Conclusion
I often wonder why schools do not teach personal finance, and the value of time? Is it because these two skills are the key to happiness? A lot of people focus on what they want, instead of appreciating what they do have, and appreciating the process of self-growth.
If we want to live the life we were meant to live, we must use time as the resource it truly is. It is a gift, so make every moment count. “Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying”.
What are your thoughts? Is The Value of Time the most underrated skill?