The Monday Man: Budget Your Time

We all have heard the expression “Time is Money,” but do we truly value what it means? Do we internalize this statement and live and breathe it, not just recite it out of memory?

The expression is taken from Benjamin Franklin’s Advice to a Young Tradesman, Written by an Old Onean essay written by Franklin in 1748. It is rich of important lessons regarding business and wealth, and the necessity of managing both time and money. I bring this to your attention this morning as I do not think that each of us fully realizes the profound effects of mismanagement of time. Money can always be earned back, but time can never be regained. Just as small expenses add up to large sums, small wastes of times add up to years lost of your life. We must be entirely conscious and aware of our time spent, as each minute and hour can be equated to a carefully chosen brick in the construction of house. What house do you want to build for yourself? What destiny do you want to create for your life?

It is entirely up to you. The words you speak, the actions you take, the time you spend. It all adds up.

Track your time and watch where it goes, as to to quote Franklin, “Waste neither Time nor Money, but make the best use of both.” 

So it is truly all about the Benjamins.