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“Do not educate yourself to be rich, educate yourself to be happy. That way when you get older you’ll know the value of things, not the price. In the end, you will come to realize that the best days are the days when you don’t need anything extreme or special to happen to make you smile. You simply appreciate the moments and feel gratitude, seeking nothing else, nothing more. That is what true happiness is all about.” ~ Marc Chernoff, Blog
I watched a video the other day that moved me so deeply that I was just about on the verge of tears (it’s included in the list below). It got me thinking about how precious our time here together, on earth, really is and how it can be so easy for us to lose sight of what’s really important in our lives. Moreover, I was reminded of just what it meant to live a full and happy life – and how money had little to do with it. Continue reading
“Money is like manure. If you let it pile up, it just smells. But if you spread it around, you can encourage things to grow.” ~ Gun Denhart
“Money is another pair of hands to heal and feed and bless the desperate families of the earth… In other words, money is my other self. Money can go where I do not have time to go, where I do not have a passport to go. My money can go in my place and heal and bless and feed and help. A man’s money is an extension of himself.” ~ Bruce Larson
“Would anybody be offended if we gave a $150 million bonus to Gandhi? How about a $250 million bonus to Mother Teresa? Do we have an issue with that? None at all. Great leaders would never sacrifice the people to save the numbers. They would sooner sacrifice the numbers to save the people.” ~ Simon Sinek, TED
“Do not pay too much attention to fame, power, or money. Some day you will meet a person who cares for none of these, and then you will know how poor you are.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
“If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area of his life.” ~ Billy Graham
“Money doesn’t change men, it merely unmasks them. If a man is naturally selfish, or arrogant, or greedy, the money brings it out; that’s all.” ~ Henry Ford
“Money has yet to make anyone rich.” ~ Seneca
Given the choice, would you rather save time or money?
Most people focus on dollars. But how you spend your time is much more important than how you spend your money. Money mistakes can often be corrected, but when you lose time, it’s gone forever.
Your priorities determine how you spend your time, and time is precious. The following statements may help you put time in perspective:
To know the value of one year… Ask the student who failed the final exam.
To know the value of one month… Ask the mother of a premature baby.
To know the value of one week… Ask the editor of a weekly newsmagazine.
To know the value of one day… Ask the wage earner who has six children.
To know the value of one hour… Ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To know the value of one minute… Ask the person who missed the plane.
To know the value of one second… Ask the person who survived the accident.
To know the value of one millisecond… Ask the Olympic silver medalist.
Your time is priceless. As Ralph Waldo Emerson advised, “Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.”
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Source: Today Matters by John C. Maxwell
“Doing your best is taking the action because you love it, not because you’re expecting a reward. Most people do the exact opposite: They only take action when they expect a reward, and they don’t enjoy the action. And that’s the reason why they don’t do their best.” ~ don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements
“You don’t feel empty because you don’t have much money. You feel empty because you have not yet encountered your real self, you have not come to your authentic individuality. Individuality makes you a light unto yourself.” ~ Osho, The Book of Understanding
“Seventy-five percent of our energy around the earth is being poured into war efforts. Are we servants of death and destruction? This 75 percent of energy could be poured into life, into the service of life-and there will be laughter, and there will be greater health, and there will be more wealth, more food. There will be no poverty. There is no need for poverty to exist at all.” ~ Osho, The Book of Understanding
“If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart.” ~ Arabic Proverb