Maximizing Your “Return on Time”

 Ready steady... Go  - Day 86 of Project 365

Time is the most precious resource available. It is not renewable, transferable, or savable.  The time you spend reading this blog post isn’t refundable. Following the basic economic principles of supply and demand, since time is such a limited resource, it is extremely valuable.

Just like an investor examines the return on investment for different financial options (stocks, bonds, real estate, startup companies), you and I must evaluate the “return on time” for the activities in our lives. However, there is one big difference between money and time. As one person put it, “Money, I can only gain or lose. But time I can only lose. So, I must spend it carefully.” If we are a good steward of our time, then we will invest it in the activities that we deem to have the highest potential return on time.  That’s where priorities come in.  Read more of this post

From Light Bulb to Lamp

 

I have an idea @ home

“Good ideas are common – what’s uncommon are people who’ll work hard enough to bring them about” –Ashleigh Brilliant (English author and cartoonist)

Many times when we think of a great idea, we think of a person with a lightbulb over his or her head (a quick search on Google Images for the word “idea” will confirm this connection). It struck me this afternoon while I was doing laundry that a light bulb is an appropriate symbol for an idea. Now, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that a light bulb that is not connected to a power source will not stay lit. A light bulb must be screwed into a lamp (or other electrical socket) to be useful for its owner. It will be useless until it is put into a socket that gives it energy and purpose. Once it is screwed in, the light bulb brings light into a once dark or dim place.

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