“Time is our most valuable asset, yet we tend to waste it, kill it, and spend it rather than invest it…” — Jim Rohn
Time is truly our most valuable asset. Given enough time, and with the proper use of that time, we can purchase and or accomplish anything. Unfortunately, time is not valued to the degree necessary if it is to be used to become that which you will need to be in order to achieve your desires.
Many years ago, I heard minister, Al Houghton, teach a series called “Buying From God.” It helped to revolutionize my life. I believe he was the first to teach me the importance of time. He did it by using scripture, primarily found in the book of Proverbs. In Proverbs 4:5 it says, “Get Wisdom, get understanding. Forget it not, neither decline from the words of my mouth. Forsake her not, and she shall preserve you. Love her, and she shall keep you. Wisdom is the principle thing therefore, get wisdom AND with all of your getting, get understanding.”
The word “get” could have been interpreted, buy or purchase. You can buy or purchase wisdom? Really? With what?
In Proverbs 16:16 it says, “How much better it is to get wisdom than gold; and to get understanding rather than choosing silver.”
Again, the word get could have been translated buy or purchase. With all of your buying, buy wisdom.
So here is the deal. Every time you buy something you choose it. You are choosing to purchase something with the money you acquired from an investment of your time. You worked, you got paid. That being said, you either buy wisdom and understanding with your time or you will sell your time off to something or someone else. When you do this, then the one to which you sell will be the one in control of your time. They will ultimately be in control of your life. That something could be laziness and lack of discipline; too much play; too much TV; too much listening and not enough doing. The someone could be one who tells you, you cannot do it. One who has you doing things that will not help you get ahead.
It has been proven if you will give ONLY ONE HOUR a day in study of one specific subject for five years, you can become an expert in that field. If this was a seven day week that would be 1825 hours. So, in less time than you put in for one years’ worth of work, you can become an expert in any field of endeavor. If you invested one hour for five days a week that would be 1300 hours. You may fall short of being an expert, but you will be ahead of the rest of the competition and headed for a better compensation for the time you invest in your work.
The key is to invest your time and not waste or spend it. When you spend something it is gone. When you invest something it has the potential to grow for you. If I spend my money on perishables, the perishables are eaten or used and both are gone. We may have received some benefit from this such as sustenance for life, but if it was spent on worthless trinkets we have wasted our time because it took time to get our money. If we invest our money it can grow therefore, give your time to study. Give your time to becoming better at what you do so you become irreplaceable or at the very least someone valuable to the company for which you work.
If you do this, the marketplace will have a place for you. You will find yourself being sought for your gifts, talents, and skills regardless of the type. There is always someone you can serve with your time and be rewarded.
Learn to invest your time. Make time your most valuable asset and do not let those around you rob you of using your time wisely. It is your time.
Best of LUCK as you
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