Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Want not waste not?

If you do not like to waste your money, why is your time any less valuable? Want not waste not, I have heard that all my life and really never took the time to understand it! So what it says to me is, if I truly want it don't waste it. And if I do not want it throw it to the wind.

Isn't that what we really do when we think, we really want something but put no real value on it and just let it go to waste? As with our money so should our time have as much value. If we truly looked at our priorities what do you think you would list first of what you need most?

When I counsel couples before their weddings I ask them to list thing about each other they like and dislike. It is not the person the dislikes are pointed at, but their habits that may be annoying to each other and may cause them problems down the road. Then I ask them to prioritize them from the biggest dislike to the least.

Most times the number one thing is money, and many times it's the friend or mom issues. Yet when all is said and done what they have leaned is the value of time. When they take the time to do this for each other, to offer these helps and to be honest. They have really told that person they have value and it was worth the investment time.

If you want to most out of anything don't waste it on just everything. Think it through check your values and put a list of priorities together and see if you cannot put some perspective on the want not waste not theory. If you really do not want a thing just continue to waste it and see what happens next. If you are looking for happiness what are you investing yourself in?

When you take time and energy to invest your money to get back the best return put that same thinking into your time investment. Start first thing in the morning with a mirror evaluation of yourself, what  you see when you look in the mirror each morning will tell you what kind of investment you have made in yourself. Take the time for a good honest look if you are not happy think about your investment!

If you do not like to waste your money, why is your time any less valuable? Invest in you today  watch and see if the people around you notice the difference. Proverbs 22:1 says, A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, loving favor rather than silver and gold.