No B.S Friday: I own the most precious commodity in the world.
You know this idea that there aren’t many problems that money can’t solve?
I’ve talked about this before. While, sure, money can’t buy you happiness, throw enough money at a problem and it will generally go away.
And take it from someone on the other side, you still have problems in your life. They just tend to be better problems. More creative problems. Less frustrating problems.
So there’s that to look forward to.
But the thing about money fixing problems often isn’t so much the money itself. Sometimes you are just buying in a solution – finding a guy to fix the thing and paying him to do it.
But oftentimes it’s more about what the money gives you.
Time is the world’s most precious commodity. And really what defines wealth, is time.
It’s like Roberty Kiyosaki’s definition of wealth – wealth is how long you can go before having to earn more money.
(Actually I’m doubting myself now. Was that Kiyosaki? It was somebody like that.)
But wealth is how much time you have before you have to become a slave to the money story again – going out and earning income somehow.
And my level of wealth now, which I sincerely hope you experience sometime, is total wealth.
That is, I have enough wealth that I never need to work again if I don’t want to.
And that means, that the money story is never drawing time from my life that I don’t want to give. I don’t need to ‘make time’ for it. It’s my choice?
What does that mean? It means I have autonomy over my time.
And what does that mean? It means I can give problems as much time as I like.
And that often makes them go away.
Like the other day, I’d probably hit the gym a little too hard. I might have overworked my guns a little. And I had a niggle in my shoulder.
But I had a solution. Time.
I stayed at the gym another hour and really gave the shoulder a good stretch. Got right in there. Opened things up a bit.
I nipped that story in the bud before it became a real problem.
But the only reason I could do that is because I have enough wealth to have complete autonomy over my time. My shoulder needed an hour, and since I didn’t have to rush back to work like everyone else in there, I could give it to it.
And truth be told, are most of the problems in your life just problems for a lack of time.
Like, you know the solution already to most things. You’ve just got to find the time to put those solutions into practice.
Anyway, I just want to put this out there. If you’re creating a vision of a life you want to create put this in there.
With wealth comes the freedom to give your problems the time they need.
It’s a beautiful thing.