Well, yes … yes, it is … maybe.
This quotation seems always used to justify billable hours or some decision to go for the money, instead of for more satisfying, but less economic ends.
Time is money … in other words, time is what we use to create things of value for which others will reward us with money.
Some people create economic powerhouses with their time, while others create a child’s memories. Some become learning machines while others restore old automobiles or build furniture. Some seek adventure, while other look for peace and stability.
Some create value by leading and others by following. Some create value through change and others through consistency. What we do has value for someone else, even when we do not know the value we bring to that other.
Our time will come and our time will go. Only two unknowns in this situation:
How much time do I get?
How will I spend it?
We usually do not know the answer to the first question, but we are pretty much in control of the answer to the second one.
So the questions this morning are pretty straight-forward:
What do you create with your time?
How does what you create offer value?
My slightly revised motto:
“Time is Value”
Whistling a happy tune while I ponder how I can share my talents to create value in the Heartland ….