You’ve probably heard it before that time is your most valuable currency. Yet so often we don’t treat it like it is. And as I thought about that the idea popped into my head. When I get rich I’ll catch up on every single TV show I missed. And something in that idea felt powerful to me.
The power in it to me is that I want my time to be used in a way that benefits my future.
Finances might be the main thing that comes to mind, but more than just money, we’d all like our time to be used on things that improve our lives. Time spent running or weight lifting to improve our health. Time spent smiling with our mom, dad, sister, brother, significant other, or friends that can improve our relationships.
That TV show I watch may make me feel good in the moment as I’m seeing it, but once it’s done, there’s nothing more it will do to make my life better. The way TV shows are today, it may even have me feeling down for a while due to the content.
But most of all I don’t get that time back that I could have used to move forward on something important, like my education, my business opportunities, etc.
So while I may wonder what I missed in the latest episode of “This Is Us”, or maybe wish I could have watched the whole game of my favorite team, I know these things really don’t matter much in the grand scheme of it all. What will matter is the things that I was able to accomplish with my time, and perhaps more importantly, the loving relationships I was able to enjoy with my time.