What would you think if I told you that your real wealth is not your MONEY? We spend our lives searching for and striving for things: we work 10- or 12-hour days in search of more money, a larger home, a nicer car, or a vacation spot at the beach.
We work so our wives can have more money to spend on clothes, purses and Botox. And we spend hours working so that we can buy things for our kids in place of our not being there. Why? Because our society has led us to believe that more stuff will make us better or happier. But we’ve been doing it wrong.
As a guy who used to work those 14-hour days and 90-hour weeks, I can tell you it’s not worth it. I came to the realization one day that it was all really pretty futile; I was spending more of my waking hours with people at work than I was with my wife and kids.
I am ashamed to say that it took me a second child and a lot of money spent on babysitters to realize that other than my relationship with Jesus Christ, the time spent with my family and the ones I love is the most valuable asset on the planet.
Time is the only thing where we’re all on the same playing field. The richest person in the world and the guy sitting on the ramp of the interstate asking for money all have the same amount of hours in a day.
Consider this. If you had 6 months to live, would you:
- spend as much time as you do on things that don’t matter in the grand scheme of things?
- hold grudges?
- need everyone to approve of you or your choices?
- overreact to things you shouldn’t?
Remember, your real wealth is not your money.
Life is made up of 5 balls that we are constantly juggling:
The first 4 balls you are juggling are made of glass. What happens if you drop glass? The fifth ball is made of rubber—it will bounce. We would all understand that if we were given 6 months to live. So let’s all go out and live life like we have 6 months to live, because your money is not your wealth—your time is.
(Part of the post was taken from Dr. Kevin Elko)
QUESTION: How can you invest your TIME better?