Every decision we make involves the dimensions of Time and Money. Furthermore, for every decision, we have a choice to Spend or Invest.
Right about now, the contrarians among us are busily thinking of an example that doesn’t involve both Time and Money.
While I wait for them to exhaust the possibilities, I’ll continue with the thoughts about — and facets of — Time and Money. Because, after all, between the two, Time is the most precious.
Give me more Time and I’ll make more Money. Today, people seem to be obsessed with Money. Why?
From every direction, we’re bombarded with propaganda about the stock market, retirement accounts, credit cards, banks, debt, Federal Reserve, interest rates, taxes, billionaires, millionaires, and the homeless.
Have you tuned in, turned off, or given in to resignation and despair? Or, have you chosen a better way? By creating Value in the Realm, there is absolutely no reason to be focused on or worried about Money.
Money is simply a tool to provide opportunities for our Family. Can you think of any other tool so feared and revered? Yet, from Time immemorial, there has been a propensity to worship Money as a god. How sad.
Build It & They Will Come made for a great story line of the movie. It makes for an even better adventure in life.
Value is analogous to Light — because People are attracted to both. In fact, the secret to success is: Begin With YOU. If you are a shining beacon on a hill, darkness is quenched. And, others have the hope of a Journey — to YOU.
The rest of the story is that in order to serve their needs, we must have something to give. In other words, we must BE of value. Yes, I know, we’re all God’s children and have value in that sense.
What I’m sharing is the principle that financial Value is directly proportional to what an Individual creates, and the results they produce. And, I’m not talking about owing our soul to the Company Store.
Vines & Fig Trees
What if every individual reclaimed the freedom to which they were born? Can you imagine the excitement in the air of men, women, and children chasing their dreams? Not the Hollywood fantasies of drugs, sex, and greed.
The Real Deal: To be your own Boss, Master of One, and Servant of None.
Beyond the day-to-day existence of surviving from paycheck-to-paycheck, there waits an opportunity for every person to be a good Citizen and claim what is rightfully theirs.
We have been promised an Inheritance. Why don’t we accept it? Because, the majority have bought into the lie: If It Feels Good, Do It.
How ‘bout we flip that? And, live this way: If It Is Good, Do It With Passion.
Pardon the pun, yet, the Time has come to deal with the Contrarians. More than one puts forth the theorem that because they’re not swiping their plastic Debit or Credit card, there’s no component of Money in the decision.
Their theorem is pure theory because it can be proven wrong. They have already wasted Time forming their debate strategy. As they did so, they were also consuming Resources of heat, light, food, shelter, and clothing.
We are either consuming or creating. Either one involves an Opportunity Cost which can be measured and managed. By choosing to do this, we forego that — and all other opportunities available to us.
Now, that we’ve settled the Money issue, let’s consider the facets of Time.
A Time for Everything
For everything there is a season,Good Book
a time for every activity under heaven.
A time to be born and a time to die.
A time to plant and a time to harvest.
A time to kill and a time to heal.
A time to tear down and a time to build up.
A time to cry and a time to laugh.
A time to grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a time to turn away.
A time to search and a time to quit searching.
A time to keep and a time to throw away.
A time to tear and a time to mend.
A time to be quiet and a time to speak.
A time to love and a time to hate.
A time for war and a time for peace.
In other words, the Time is NOW for each of us to live — really, fully, and radically enjoy the life we have. The regrets of the Past belong back there, and the anxiety of the Future will dissolve away when we get up there.
Right here, right now, it’s great to be alive. This life is not a dress-rehearsal for something better, later, or imagined. We’re each given gifts, talents, and opportunities. What we do with them is our choice, individually.
As Dolly says, “Let’s get to living!”