Time, the resource more valuable than money.
Stop for a moment and think ...Have your own business? Achieve financial freedom? Meet your professional goals? .... now dig a little deeper ... for what reason do you want to have financial freedom? .... Time. Yes, time, if you think about it, what many people want is time. Financial freedom to later have time to travel, perhaps dedicate time to your family or children ... but if you are so worried about having that time to enjoy later in the future.... what are you doing with your present time? Doesn't the 24 hours you have on a current day have the same value as a future day? Well I don't know ... this will depend on you…
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I am not going to lie, money is necessary, which allows us to acquire things, well-being, pleasure, and that allows us in some way to live in a more comfortable way. If I asked you to select among your acquaintances someone who is rich and some who is less fortunate, who comes to mind?
What are the criteria you are using to make that classification? Is it the money? Does the rich person you know have cars and summer houses? On the contrary the other person may be using the subway or bus? This distinction will depend on what is your head and your situation in life allows you to see how you view "wealth". Definitely if you are using the money factor as the main reason to measure wealth you are wrong.
Person “A” earns $500 per day vs. Person “B” earns $ 250 per day ... which one is richer? And if I tell you that Person A spends 14 hours a day working, and Person B spends 3 hours a day working ... will your answer change? ...
Now that we see the value of time differently, do you invest time in yourself? Or, on the contrary, are you the type of person who must stay "busy" always and who cannot bear to take a break, cannot bear to sit alone with their own thoughts and be alone with their best or worst friend, depending on how you decide to see it, meaning how “you" see yourself.
The time you invest in yourself is part of your wealth, pausing and doing what makes you happy or simply doing nothing is also doing something productive, we are not machines, we are human beings who require care. Above all self-care, many times we focus on giving well-being to the people we love but when it comes to us, we put ourselves in last place.
Bronnie Ware is a writer who was a nurse in charge of terminally ill patients for a long time who wrote the book "The Top Five Regrets of the Dying". The 5 regrets are:
(We leave you Ware's website if you want to read more of her writing, it's worth it! I highly recommend)
If you look closely the majority of these regrets tie back to time. With that being said don't feel bad the next time you want to have coffee with yourself and read a book, or sit in your room and just pet your dog or take a course in something you are passionate in that has nothing to do with your career or learn a new language or simply do whatever makes you happy. Investing time in YOU is the best choice, the best asset and the greatest wealth!
YOU ARE VALUABLE, NEVER FORGET THAT!