Time Is Money. Wrong, Wrong, WRONG!

Time Is Money. Wrong, Wrong, WRONG!

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If you saw my vlog, you’ll know that I’m traveling in paradise right now. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a lot of time to get the specifics right here, and I’m stuck on a horrible internet connection.

That combined with the idea that I have to run canyoning in 45 minutes, means that this post will be RAW.

No fancy, silly pictures. No editing. Just thoughts.

Hope you enjoy

Let’s go!”

Time is money is a silly slogan “busy” people throw around a lot. I’ll say it again.. “BUSY”, not productive, not successful or anything else that might mean something.

Most of these people do W4W (Work for works sake) and never get much done. You could spend your whole day “working” by answering emails, reading your comments and doing other not-so-significant things, and get NOTHING done. These are the people who say time is money.

And they’re WRONG.

There’s a huge difference between the two that a lot of people don’t seem to realize. I was lucky to figure this part out at a young age, in my opinion.

MONEY can be made back. You might lose/spend a thousamd, ten thousand or even millions. BUT, you can always make it back. A prime example of this would be James Altucher, who has gone from bankrupt to millions, many many times.

TIME however.. Once you waste a minute of your life, you’ll NEVER get that minute back. All those hours wasted watching TV, all those hours of pointless argueing and chit-chat, time you’ve “spent” on playing games, doing stuff you don’t enjoy etc – THEY’RE ALL GONE. You’re never going to have that time again.

In case some of you haven’t realized, we only have so much time to live. Let’s say 60-80 years?

What if you don’t realize that principle, until you’re 76 and keep thinking “time is money”? You might have money, lots of it, but is that going to make you happy for those last 4 years?

The majority of the people in this world work 9-5 every single day for that magical reward in the end of the tunnel. 40 hours of work a week just to survive, and then retire in the least valuable part of it “to enjoy life”. Let’s face it, how much of what you want to do in life, can you still do at 76? Or even 60? On my bucket list, there aren’t a lot of options left by that time.

Sure you could pray that by the time you’re 70, they’re 3D-printing every piece of your body, ranging from a plastic heart to bionic eyes, but is that a risk you’re willing to take?

Encouragement

All of you reading this, please take a look at your time and figure out how much of it is being wasted. Could be by yourself, or by others.

Try to stop trading time for JUST money like a factory worker and figure out a way for your money to work for you, instead.

In case you’re the awesome, action-taking person that is going to do something after reading this post, here are a few tools to help monitor your time:

RescueTime

TimeDoctor

Freedom

Stay cool!

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Comments (2)

  • TGS

    Good post.

    What is NOT a waste of time for you?

    Why I am asking is because I am convinced that time waste is a very relative thing.

    • Karl

      It really depends.

      I’m not saying you shouldn’t drink or party at all, but everything should be taken in modesty. There are a lot of people out there who take everything to the extremes. I.e partying every single night, or just watching series online all the time etc.

      No doubt, I do some of those things.

      But in general, anything that has value down the road, later on.

      The concept is making short-term sacrifices, for long-term happiness and success. For me it’s like.. Do you work hard now and take it easier for the rest of your life?

      The other option, the more common approach seems to be to just live in the moment, “YOLO” and then be a slave to the 9-5 for the rest of your life.

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