Time vs money analogy

I wanted to share with you a really interesting analogy about TIME.

Time is our most precious commodity.

Every successful business, every product, has an element of reducing the length of how long something takes, or making time more enjoyable. People value their time, so they pay money for having that time well spent or save time for them so they can do more of the things they enjoy.

Time is also something you do not really get back.

Every minute that goes by is a minute you don’t get back. The time clock of life is not stopping at a red light or an emergency. It just keeps going no matter what happens.

Before you know it, you are a decade older – have you ever felt that way? I know I have.

When I hit 30 years old (might sound young to some of you), I felt it!

Anyway, this blog is not about me, it is about an analogy to do with how you view time.

Now lets pretend I am going to give you $86,400 RIGHT NOW. Cash, in hand, not taxable, it’s yours.

But then I tell you that you MUST give $60 to someone you think does not deserve it AT ALL.

Or someone comes along and steals $60 from you.

What are you going to do?

Will you spend any time chasing that $60, would you spend your time lecturing the person who stole the $60 from you?

I’ll tell you about how I see it – I would be so thrilled about the $86,400 (minus the $60) that I would be thinking how to invest it, what good cause I could use it for.

I am pretty sure you would do the same.

In any event, the likelihood of caring about the $60 is very small, right?

Now how many seconds are there in a 24 hours period?

60 seconds multiplied by 60 minutes, (pull out your calculator).

Multiplied by 24 hours.

How many seconds? 86,000 seconds.

That is how much time you have in ONE day.

Would you left someone who wasted 60 seconds of your time by giving you negativity for that 60 seconds to affect you for the rest of the day?

Do you let that negative person take over your thoughts with that negativity for an hour or two?

The answer is more likely YES.

What’s the difference?

There is no difference.

Time is money.

Except time is more valuable.

Don’t let anyone or anything waste it.

It is your most valuable asset.


Eran Bucai

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Eran Bucai

My parents raised me to be hard-working, honest and independent. I am grateful for the values they taught me. Because of this, I have always been more concerned with helping others. It saddens me to see the pain and suffering that goes on in the world, and I try to improve conditions wherever I can and make this world a better place to live in.

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