Don’t specialize in minor things
Time is the most precious resource we have. Not wealth. Not people. Not knowledge. No skill. Time.
What makes time so precious is that it can never increase. You can increase your wealth. You can increase the number of your connections. You can increase your knowledge and you can increase your skills.
Time is only shrinking.
Often we don’t pay much attention to time, until we hit our mid-fifties and realize that there isn’t much time left.
When you think of time as the most valuable resource you have, it changes your mindset. Being aware of how you spend your time and who you spend your time with is key to understanding if you are making good use of your time.
Are you investing or spending your time?
Investing your time means investing yourself and your future. Investing time is about growth – growth in knowledge, skills, valued relationships, priorities.
Spending your time means you waste it on things that add no value to your life.
When you think of time, think of the 80/20 rule.
Where does 80% of your time go?
This 80% should be spent on things that create the life you desire – your ideal and perfect future life.
What does your ideal, perfect future life look like?
When you have a clear vision for the life you desire, you’ll be more careful about how you use the little time you have.
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Tom Corley is an accountant, financial planner, lecturer and author of the books “Wealthy Habits: Daily Success Habits of Wealthy People” and “RichKids: How to raise our children to be happy and successful in life“. Corley’s work has appeared on CNN, USA Today, The Huffington Post, SUCCESS Magazine, and numerous other outlets and podcasts in the United States and 27 other countries. Tom is a frequent contributor to Business Insider and CNBC.