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Why You Should Buy Time

happiness comes with control of your time and freeing up your time
❝Time - the one asset none of us are ever going to get more of.❞ -Gary Vaynerchuk

“Wayne” is an awful boss. Wayne runs a company that is severely short-staffed. As a result, it's expected that everybody works well into the evening. If that's not enough, we're expected to take our work home with us so that we can work in the evenings and on the weekends.

This was my life for a short time. I'm unable to align my energy with my tasks and projects because my day was dictated to me by Wayne. That means that the workday was a drag because I'm trying to do one thing, but I'm not in the right frame of mind for that kind of work. Nor was I able to do anything for myself, on my own time. I didn't have my own time. By the time I got home from my long day, I have more work to do at home. By the time that was done, I was exhausted. It was time for bed.

To recap, Wayne controlled how I use my time and how much free time I have. Needless to say, I was very unhappy working for Wayne.

Having control over your time can add significant value to your life.

We All Get the Same Amount of Time

A day consists of 24 hours. 24-hours consists of 1,440 minutes. 1,440 minutes consist of 86,400 seconds. This fact is true, no matter who you are. We all have a choice about what to do with this time that we have.

Time can be spent on productivity. Time can be spent on hobbies. Time can be spent on leisure. Time can be spent on learning something new. Time can be spent to rest up and recharge your batteries. Time can be spent doing what someone else told us to do. Or, time can be wasted.

For many of us, this choice is ours. We get to choose how to spend this time. For others, there's not much choice. For those people, increasing that choice will increase their satisfaction and well-being.

Everyone has the same amount of time per day