Time is Money: Volume Two
It’s funny how the oft-repeated sayings of your parents about the value of time made you laugh and roll your eyes when you were a teen — but gain more truth with each passing day and year. The days seem to drag on forever, but the years fly by, and by the time you realize what’s happened, you look back and see that you lost the most precious commodity of all: your time.
I once heard someone talk about two different concepts of time usage: you either spend it or you let someone or something steal your time. The more you invest this irreplaceable treasure in fruitless, nonproductive activities, the less time you have for the people and pastimes that truly matter. Once the time has been stolen, it can never be recovered.
If you start to watch the habits of people who are truly successful, though, you’ll see that rather than letting life steal their time, they wisely choose how to spend each and every second. They take the time they are given and use it to reach their goals and aspirations, giving their lives meaning and purpose. They recognize and treasure time as the gift they have to offer the world.
Looking at like from that perspective truly changes your outlook and the way you structure your day. Any time you’re about to add an activity to your calendar, stop for a minute and ask yourself if that choice is a wise investment of your time. Is it worth it in the long run or is it taking you away from what you really want to do and what you’re called and purposed to do with your life?
Trust me, I’ve been there. When I realized how much time people were spending trying to effectively manage their wealth and navigate the tax structure, I came to appreciate even more the services we offer at HD Davis CPAs. This is our specialty. This is what we’ve been called to do — and our expertise means you can use your time to share your gifts, talents, and purpose with the world.
Don’t waste your life worrying about your money. Don’t spend your time letting your life run you. Take charge today. Run your life and invest your time in what really matters, while we take care of the financial treasure you’ve worked so hard to earn.