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How to Gain More Time Like the Way You Make Money

How to Gain More Time Like the Way You Make Money
From Lifehack - October 4, 2017

Time is finite. Each of us on this planet are here only temporarily. It is important to use time wisely yet it is easy to get caught up in spending your time doing things that dont really matter. Most people act in ways that are only sustainable if we had an infinite amount of time, but we dont.Time is finite. Each of us on this planet are here only temporarily. It is important to use time wisely yet it is easy to get caught up in spending your time doing things that dont really matter. Most people act in ways that are only sustainable if we had an infinite amount of time, but we dont.

Imagine you were able to save $10 per day, and let it build. After a year you will have accumulated $3,650. Equally, if you were able to save 10 minutes of a day to be reused later, by the end of the year, you would have saved 60 hours.

What would you choose?

Most would go with the money. Its understandable. Humans like quick rewards.

But money by its nature is salvageable. If you lose money, you have the opportunity to get more. But time is different, once an hour passes, you lose an hour and it wont return. What people dont realize is that with time, you have the opportunity to spend it earning more money than the $3,650.

Money Is Tangible but Time Is Not?

What are you doing right now? Youre reading this article. This is your present. Your present is all that exists.

Events even in your immediate past are beginning to fade from memory. If I asked you what you had for lunch yesterday, you will probably answer it correctly but youll have to think. The future is a big question, your plans for tomorrow might change. Something might happen tomorrow and affect the rest of the day. A traffic jam might make you late for work, a friend might cancel a coffee meet-up. The future is uncertain, so we ultimately go with what we want right now.

There is a famous Chinese proverb that says we all cross the river by feeling the stones. Thismeans that in life we make things up as they go along. We adapt, we change things, we roll with the punches. At the same time we make plans from our present perspective.

Some people spend their time on making more money for a more carefree life in future. So they spend most of their time on getting their jobs done even though they dont find these works enjoyable. They choose to suck up all these tough times, hoping to exchange for enjoyable times in future. They may have saved plenty of money, but that still doesnt guarantee an enjoyable future. Whats for sure is that they had some unsatisfying times.

Everyone has their own preference and theres no right or wrong for their choice.Askany 70 or 80 year old, what would they prefer, getting more money or more years of healthy living, they would choose the years. If money could buy time, theyd rather go broke. But money couldnt buy more time, and all the money they had saved couldnt gain back the lost time.

Although we know that time is limited, we act and often think as if it is not. A common, though counterproductive way of thinking, were we to treat our finances in the same way, treating $100 like $1000 and we would soon be bankrupted. Treating time like this is far more damaging. If you lose money, its still possible to get more. But if you lose time, you lose it forever.

The Only Way to Measure the Value of Time

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