Time is much more valuable than money.
We are all born with the same amount of it and once its spent we can’t get it back! On top of that there is no way to beg, borrow or steal to get more of it.
Priceless can be described as having the freedom to spend our time on what is truly valuable to us. To live a full life, we should be as abundantly rich in minutes as we are in dollars since saving time for tomorrow is really a pass on today.
In the pursuit of financial security we can sometimes lose sight of wasting our most precious commodity. Every day we face the choice between saving time versus money:
- Should you hire someone to cut the grass or do it yourself? You may need the exercise but would you be better off?
- Is it worthwhile to spend an hour on the internet for a discount code in order to save $20?
- How far would you drive to get a cheaper tank of gas?
- If you bought a snow blower you could save time shoveling snow, or just pay the neighbor to do it.
- You can change the oil and filter on you own vehicle for half the price after you drive to the store to buy the oil and then save how much?
- Should you drive to pick up or return an item or just pay for a courier?
- If you spend enough time you may figure out how to fix your furnace. The flash codes can suggest what may be happening and then you can get on the computer for an hour or more and find a part. The parts store may not be open or it may have to be ordered in. Would it really be worth it?
If you don’t have much disposable income, your time “value” goes down and you may be better served saving money. If you have less free time, your time value is higher and a relief option should be considered.
Bottom line is that your current priorities matter. Remembrance Day and Thanksgiving have passed leaving us with the reality and opportunity to better appreciate personal time spent with family and friends or simply reading a good book to gain internal peace.
This holiday season is ours to enjoy. Make, spend and share your free Time every day.