Friday, May 13, 2016

How We Spend Our Lives: Preoccupied or Living

As you read this, I don't want you to just get hooked on insight. You have to make an effort to get better. It’s more than self-help.

You have to go and do. 

Make instinctual change. It’s not being an info junky.
Read and then act. 

Knowledge is nothing without action. 
Without action it’s just another form of entertainment.

No one will share their money, but how many share their time? 

You can get money back. But when you lose time, you will never get it back.

This is seen in all aspects of your life.

When it comes to business. You may have this idea, but put it off and focus on another business idea that isn’t really what you want to do.

This applies to love. You're in a relationship. You have a partner, but you know deep inside that he or she isn't for you. Yet, you stay even knowing there is no end goal.

What’s the purpose? 

Seneca says if you are frugal with your money you should be frugal with your time.

Let's say you go to a restaurant and order a meal that is usually $20. All is well. But when it's time to pay, you get the bill of $60. What's your reaction?

You go ballistic. 
You get defensive. 
You speak up.

You allocate the specific amount of money for what you receive.

But what about when it comes to your time. 

You’re constantly looking at your phone hundreds of times in a day.
You owe Facebook nothing. 
You owe Instagram nothing.
You are squandering time.
Forget that, squander your money.
Because squandering money doesn’t make you broke.
Squandering your time does. 

“You are living as if destined to live forever…you don’t notice how much time has already passed, but squander it as though you had a full and overflowing supply. You act like mortals in all that you fear, and like immortals in all that you desire.”―Seneca, On The Shortness of Life

What is something that must be cut in your life that saves you time?

My name is Romario Villanueva.  Entrepreneur & blogger. I'm a graduate from Rutgers University with several certifications from top schools through Coursera. I love all things business, psychology, and basketball. Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter or LinkedIn

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