After decades of a career in accounting, I monetized everything. Unlearning that vicious behavior has been and continues to be a challenge. In the business world we are taught time is money. Every move an employee makes, every moment the clock ticks, every step in a decision making process is assigned a dollar value. We are taught that our time has a dollar sign.
That idea undervalues and sometimes even ignores the most important element in each of our lives – people. Living, breathing people who are capable of loving and giving. Decisions are commonly driven by money while others whom we should care about and love are minimized or sometimes even ignored.
Yet, our lives are made up of choices – day in and day out. Choices that we make, we choose. We can choose to be about things or we can make the choice to be absorbed in giving to others. True happiness doesn’t come from how large your paycheck is, but rather comes from giving to others. You and I can choose to make our minds over to think “How much can I give?” instead of “How much can I get?”
Yes, time is valuable. Your life is made up of time. However, you can choose to make your time count in ways that affect others lives for good, for building up. That is my life goal. Be a friend. Give willingly of my time and share whatever and whenever I can. Make someone smile. It will make you smile too. Contrary to what others may say, time is NOT money.
“Do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.” ~ Benjamin Franklin