Your Time is Precious
Hard lessons about time I am still working on learning.
1. We "spend" time. And time is non-fungible.
Its value is based on scarcity and what you can accomplish with it. Spend your time in a meaningful way. Meaningful to you. Not someone else's definition of meaningful.
2. Time for taking care of yourself is the most important time you can spend.
Especially if you are a caregiver for people you love. Having a breakdown or landing in the hospital will truly make things a whole lot worse.
3. If you don't value your time, your clients, family, friends, and colleagues will definitely not value it.
Charge what you are worth and upgrade to clients who can pay it. Don't spend your time with narcissists, sociopaths, or assholes.
4. Our total time in this life has an expiration date. It's getting closer and closer by the second.
Don't be scared. Be motivated.
5. Time is not money all the time.
6. You'll never get that last minute, last day, or last decade back.
Be in the present and look forward to the future. Past failures and successes are meaningless. You can't change the choices you already made.
7. There's been plenty of pontification about time. Philosophers, poets, consultants, and self-help gurus have already said it all.
But putting all those golden nuggets into daily practice is easier said than done.