Imagine, for a moment, that we were all given a specific amount of money at birth and that the concept of time bears no relevance to the world in which you’re born.
You live for as long as you have money in your account.
The money you’re given can be traded, invested, earned and gambled but the fact remains that you get what you’re given and you have no choice but to make it work.
When you run out of money, you die.
No second chances.
You cease to exist.
Suddenly, money becomes your most valuable asset.
Your very existence relies on how efficiently you spread your costs.
Society scrutinises you on:
How you manage your money.
How pioneering and industrious you are;
and who you choose to surround yourself with.
Now bring yourself back down to the similar but slightly different, Earth.
We live in a world where the amount of money we have is directly correlated with the perceived quality of our lives.
And whilst it can be argued that money affords us experiences, opportunities and ultimately, happiness (in one form or another,) it’s important to remember that we’re still fortunate enough to be here whether we have money or not.
That, in and of itself, is an opportunity and it’d be criminal to squander that opportunity on anything other than the betterment of your future.
If you treated your time in the same way as you treat your money, how would you be spending it?
There are so many people in the world taking what’s left of their lives for granted.
Time is your most valuable asset.