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How to Prioritize Your Spending for Maximum Happiness


 

"Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important."


-Stephen Convoy

 

Imagine an empty jar sitting alongside some rocks, pebbles, and sand. Further imagine you want to get all the rock, pebbles, and sand into the jar. You start by putting all the sand into the jar, then put the pebbles on top of the sand, but you find there's no room for the rocks.


You might be thinking that this is a silly way to try to get everything in the jar. You're thinking it makes more sense to put the rocks in first. Once you do that you can drop the pebbles in and they'll fit around the rocks. Finally, the sand will fill up all the leftover space.


That makes sense, but if you're like most people you treat your life like the first scenario. We fill out time with unimportant things (sand) and struggle to make time for what's truly important (rocks).


It pays to figure out what your rocks are and make sure you put those in your jar first!


be intentional with your resources

Money and Time Are Limited Resources


Let me state the obvious, you don't have unlimited money. You can't buy everything. And since you can't buy everything you have to make some choices about where you want your money to go. This is true no matter how much money you have.