"My life is good because I am not passive about it. I invest in what is real. Like real people, to do real things, for the real me." — Gwyneth Paltrow
What people value they will be more than willing to invest their time and money into. To find someone’s values, then, all it takes is a look into their bank account and their daily calendar. Perhaps the best place to look, though, is the calendar. Money can be replenished, but time is nonrenewable, therefore what people invest their time into is a clear indicator of their true values and character.
The Magic Word Invest reminds us be careful of where we’re investing our time and money. Perhaps the best way to prove to ourselves our own commitment to whatever the endeavor is to take the risk and fully invest ourselves.
How have you been investing your time and money? Are you focusing your resources in the right areas? What are some small changes that you can make to reinvest in a more intentionally?
Jonas Cain is an educator, facilitator, and coach, working to engage, empower, and encourage leaders and the people they serve to experience joy.