I hope this is a good post.
(That was a hint.)
I hope this is a good post because I’m charging you six minutes to read it and I really want it to be worth your investment.
Now, six minutes may not seem like a lot to spend on something like this. In fact, I’m sure you can think of plenty of times in your life where you spent six minutes doing something much less productive than reading my thoughts for the day.
But what if I charged you six dollars to read this post? Would you be willing to pay it?
(For those that said yes, please click here).
My guess is that when presented with the bill before getting to read a single word, you would have weighed your options and within a few seconds determined that your money was better spent elsewhere.
And yet you didn’t think twice about spending six minutes reading it.
The Value of Time Versus Money
Why would you value the six dollars in your pocket more than you would value the six minutes on your watch?
I know it doesn’t always feel this way, but there is an endless supply of money available to you at all times. More than you could possibly spend in a dozen lifetimes.
But time is finite. You are not promised anything more than this moment. Even in the best of circumstances, there will not be enough time. Just ask someone about to take their last breath what they would give for just one more day to do the things they never got around to doing and say the things they never got around to saying.
So, why are we more protective of our money than we are our time?
It’s not necessarily the six minutes you spend reading this blog post that is the problem. So don’t stop reading.
It’s the other six minutes.
It’s the six minutes you spend on Facebook instead of being present with your kids. It’s the six minutes you spend checking your email instead of working on your business. It’s the six minutes you spend hitting snooze instead of going to the gym. It’s the six minutes you spend watching TV instead of calling your Mom to see how she is doing.
And they all add up to what is your life. Your legacy.
And if you don’t like what they equal, you need to start valuing your time as much or more than you value your money.
Because, no matter how many more minutes you have left, there is one thing that I can promise you.
It won’t be enough.