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Is Time Money?

By Dr. Burt Smith October 22nd, 2014

Short answer: Yep, Time is money. If you’re busy, you can just stop reading right here and get on with your day.

Not only is time money, but time is the new measure of wealth.

There is most definitely a correlation between time and money! On the expense side, it’s time = money. On the revenue side, money = time! Time is kind of the currency we’re all working for, if you think about it.

I know a lot of “successful” professionals who are constantly hopping on a plane and gallivanting here or there, sometimes to exotic locales. They make excellent money, but they’re always on someone else’s schedule. And “someone else” often doesn’t care that it’s their kid’s birthday or a death in the family or even if they’re ill. Their attitude is, “We’re paying you to be here. We’ve got an audience who expects YOU to show up and perform. We have a contract and we expect you to honor it.” The higher up the ladder you go, the higher the stakes, and the higher the consequences.

We ought to all ditch our wall clocks and digital smartphones in favor of hourglasses because the hourglass shows how time really runs out, one grain at a time.

Time is the most important thing you have, so invest it wisely. And count that time you have to spend with whom you want and/or doing what you want as a blessing of immeasurable value. You may find you’re even wealthier than you thought!

 Dost thou love live? Then do not squander time for that is the stuff life’s made of.” – Benjamin Franklin

 

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