I went to buy a Coke at a convenience store this week and the clerk accidentally said “good morning” when it was already pushing 1pm. When she realized her mistake, she happily said, “I guess time is going by fast … which is good for me!”
Such is the nature of selling your time to your employer (or your clients). Time going by fast should never be a good thing. It is the most precious commodity of our lives, yet we are happy to let it race by if we aren’t in direct control of it.
When it comes to retiring early, I often say to people that TIME – not more STUFF – is the ultimate luxury. No amount of money will buy you more time, and controlling your time is one of the richest sources of happiness. Yes, you have to have enough $$$ for life’s necessities, but the value of freedom & autonomy is huge.
It was a small exchange with the convenience store clerk. Maybe only a few seconds. Still her observation on time struck me in a funny way and reminded me how much I want my time to be my own! Always.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
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