[MMM] Time is Money – or is it? | Monday Morning Motivator

Good Monday Morning!

 

One of my favourite features on the iPad is digital magazine subscriptions. I have a few go-to publications: ESPN, Popular Science, Esquire, Scientific American, Automobile etc. My Saturday morning routine has come to include some peaceful time with my iPad. Not only do I enjoy the articles, but I also favour the format.

 


 

On the iPad, you receive much more value than the standard printed magazine content. Additionally, you can listen to interviews with authors, view video components, and see hi-res photos. Years ago, Time and Life really piqued my magazine interest. Being a very visual person, I loved the pictures – I found that they “spoke my language.” I also liked the overview that Time gave me about different elements of society. I was probably one of the few 20 year olds with a subscription to Fortune, Time and Life magazines.

 

This brings me to a point. One of my clients used this adage recently:

 

Time is money.”

 

This got me thinking: Is time money? You know what? I don’t think it is. And here’s why:

 

You can always make more money, but once you spend time, you cannot get it back. Time is not renewable. You can never add to the time that you have left in your life. 

  

Harvey Mackay, the best-selling author of Swim With the Sharks and other books once said,Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.”    

 

Time and Life have a lot in common, and not just because they used to have the same publisher. One of my favorite authors, Ann Voskamp, states it best:

  

They say time is money but that’s not true. Time is life.” 

 

When you waste your time in the wrong position, you are not wasting money (although you statistically won’t earn as much). You are wasting the most precious thing you have…

 

Your life.

 

In fact, according to a study by the University of Texas School of Public Health, when you invest your time in the wrong places you increase your risk of death by 43%.

 

Choose to spend your time wisely.

 

Spending time, along the road with you.

 

Alan

 

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