Time is the one thing money can’t buy. And everyday we ‘sell’ our time in exchange for money. And then convert that money to possessions and experiences.
So money is just the middle man. What is really purchasing those possessions / experiences / basic necessities – is our time.
Similar to a previous post – when I looked at what it would cost me in time to pay off my debt – here are some figures on the cost of things in time in a job that’s paying, lets say, $20.00 per hour. If I spent:
- $1000 per year on coffee, that’s: 50 hours
- $15,6000 (my old rental cost!) a year on rent: 780 hours
- $2000 a year on takeaway :100 hours
- $1500 a year on alcohol: 52.5 hours
- $5000 on a holiday: 250 hours
I find it so interesting to see the cost in terms of time rather than money. I think it really helps me focus on what I should (literally) be spending my time on! What are the things most important to me.
Every minute I live, I can never get back.
My employer pays me for every hour of my time.
I can never go back to my boss and say ‘hey, can I get back the last 5 years of my time cos I’ve just realised I haven’t acquired or experienced with it things that really were important to me’
Spend your time wisely 😉