I wonder how many of our readers value money over time.
It’s not something that many of us consciously put much thought into, but a recent article by Harvard psychologist, Ashley Whillans, discusses this toxic mindset and it got me thinking.
Time is our scarcest resource and, if you had limited time left, would you be spending that time making more money?
For me, I would focus on spending my time with people that make me feel good, going to places that make me happy, eating the food I love and enjoying a cold beer or a glass of wine or two!
There’s no question that money gives you choices, but at which point should your focus shift from accumulating money to using our scarcest resource of time to create experiences and memories with those most important to us?
We all have the same 24 hours in a day, it’s how we use it that determines our level of happiness and ultimately our definition of success.
The article shares an interesting perspective on the benefits of a “time-centric” mindset and the problem with continuously striving to increase your bank balance.
From my point of view, the question is: how much is enough?
If your living expenses are covered, and you’re content and happy with what you have, then you have a choice as to how you spend your time.
Look around you.
Who do you want to spend time with and what would you love to be doing? At the end of the day, there’s more to wealth than money alone.