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Aug 12th, 2023 Share: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn

Investing vs. Spending Time: The Secret Sauce to a Meaningful Life

We all know the old adage of “time is money.” It’s been beaten into our brains, turned into motivational posters (soaring eagles and all), and slapped onto coffee mugs. But let’s dive into something slightly less cliché and a whole lot more meaningful: the distinction between spending your time and investing it.

Spending time is like grabbing a quick burger on the way to somewhere else. You’re consuming empty calories (and a lot of them). Watching that random YouTube video or mindlessly scrolling through social media. Sure, it’s enjoyable, but does it actually do anything for you?

Investing time, on the other hand, is akin to preparing a healthy meal. It requires thought, effort, and intention. It’s about building relationships, acquiring new skills, pursuing your passion projects, or diving into that project you’ve always wanted to do.

You don’t have to be a Wall Street wizard (sorry… “crypto kid” these days) to understand the concept of ROI. If you put your time into something worthwhile, the return on that investment can be massive. It’s not about avoiding fun or relaxation; it’s about intention and value.

Next time you find yourself on the brink of another binge-watching session, ask yourself: Is this spending or investing? Maybe it’s time to close Netflix and open that side project you’ve been dreaming about.

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