Spending and investing… two words that I’ve always associated with money, those that buy bitcoin would understand. Even keeping tabs on their investments and spending most of their time looking to find out all about cryptocurrency at btcnn.com or some other financial outlet so they can make sure that their investments are put to good use. Something that I read last night now has me associating those words with something else: time.
For Lent this year I gave up watching television each night from 9-10 and instead have chosen to use the hour for reading. One of the books I’m currently reading is Dan Miller’s “48 Days To The Work You Love“.
In chapter 4 he made a statement and asked a question that got me thinking. In fact, I should probably go back and re-read the rest of the chapter as I couldn’t stop from thinking about the question. This is what he wrote, “Time is the only resource you can never recapture. Are you spending or investing your time?”
Definitely something to think about. There are parts to my day where my time has just been spent. The biggest offender would be my commute. However, I am beginning to change that over to investing by listening to educational and inspirational podcasts. I also realize now what a big waste of time watching television can be.
The parts of my day where my time is being used as a good investment? Or sustainable investing is the best way to spend my day? The time spent with my family. Evening meals at the dinner table. Time spent helping my kids with their homework or projects. The time I spend writing my thoughts here and now an extra hour each day to read.
There are 168 hours in every week. Are you spending a majority of it or are you investing it?