Stop doing time and start investing your time

Why investing your time is so important

Investing your time video thumbnail imageIn today’s blog I give some good advice to anyone who’s “doing time,” whether it be in a custodial situation (jail or prison), you’re serving in the military in an assignment you don’t like, or in any other circumstance that you feel stuck in and can’t see any up side. Stop doing time. Instead, start investing your time.

If you ask around, people may tell you it’s a good time to invest in oil or invest in oil stocks. People ask “is it a good time to invest in real estate or is it a good time to invest in property? Maybe you’re into precious metals, so you want to know “is it a good time to invest in gold?” There’s something you own that’s more valuable than oil, any piece of real estate and even gold. That commodity is time. And the sooner you start investing your time, the better off you’ll be.

Our most valuable commodity

Time is something we have a limited amount of. Time is not an infinite resource. We all have a limited amount of it. Want to hear something crazy? We don’t even know how much we really have. And once it’s gone, it’s gone forever. You can never get it back. Now you can see why it’s smart to start investing your time instead of wasting it.

Ask yourself, how are you spending your time? Are you spending each day doing something that fulfills you? Are you doing something significant? Or are you spending your valuable time on trivial pursuits? If you find yourself in a circumstance that makes you unhappy, you may feel like you’re stuck with no way out. Many people in this situation get very unhappy and they spend a lot of their time bitching and complaining about their circumstance. They’re not investing their time. Instead, they’re using it to complain and focus on the negative.

Here’s what I’ve learned about circumstances: complaining about your situation won’t do anything to change it. Period.

Watch this video to hear what advice I used to give to prisoners who complained about being in jail. (Hint: The same advice can be applied to military people in a crappy assignment, or anyone else who feels “stuck” in life.)

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