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People seem to be always in a hurry; so much to do; never enough time. An economics professor told us years ago that time is a commodity, just as any other valuable item is a commodity: silver, gold, or jewelry. It has value, it has worth. And it can be measured.

If you are asked to do an errand, or volunteer with a task someone is doing, what is it worth? How much is your time worth? Did you ever figure out how much money your time is worth?

Are you paid by the hour? Are you paid by the year? Your time is worth a given amount of money for the time and expertise you put into any project or task.

You are the judge of how you want to spend your valuable commodity of time. Do you want to spend it watching soap operas on TV? Watching sports events? Working out? Talking on the telephone?

Your choice; just remember that if you spend the commodity of time doing one thing, you cannot do something else also. If I choose to go to a movie I cannot read a book at the same time. I can’t work out and bake a cherry pie at the same time. To tell the truth I wouldn’t know how to bake a cherry pie even if there were nothing else I needed to do!

So as I wish you all a very Healthy New Year filled with only GOOD surprises and good experiences, I ask that you give a little time to how you want to use your valuable commodity of time in 2016!

Comments on: "PRIORITIES" (16)

  1. Hi Ronnie,
    Happy New Year (at least a week late)!
    If you’re asking me how much my time is worth?; how much you should pay me?; you just can’t afford me. My time is priceless !!!
    As to the cherry pie…, Well, for me to bake a cherry pie would be a workout. First I’d have to go to the store for the ingredients, come home and look up a recipe, gather everything on the counter, only to find that I don’t have a pie pan, so it’s back to the store and then back home, noting that I’d forgotten to get the crust, so…..! Oh, hell with it ! Just go back to the store and buy a cherry pie. Now tell me; hasn’t that been a workout ???
    Best to ya !

    • Hi, Paul, and a Happy New year to you too! when can we stop saying that, by the way?
      That WAS a workout, but as for me, I don’t even like Cherry Pie…a great brownie would do the trick…you’d better get some rest now.

      • Well, Ronnie, I guess we could stop saying it when we get too old and crabby to have a happy new year. As for the other…, you girls are always after chocolate…, in any form ! Ha ! 🙂

  2. Good one! 🙂

  3. An excellent reminder. I always complain that I never have enough time to do the things I want to do, but I’m pretty sure if I made some small better choices about how I spend some of my time I could change that. By the way, if you want a cherry pie made, I’m your gal! 🙂

  4. harvey hammer said:

    agree fully with Ronnie’s sentiments
    time once spent is non refundable
    there are no rebates for time

  5. Anonymous said:

    could not agree more with Ronnie’s assessment.
    Time once spent, is a commodity you cannot get back.
    There are no rebates for “time”

  6. Well said! Important to think about what’s important to give time to.. and what’s not.
    Happy 2016!

  7. I like spending some time at your blog!

  8. Time is the most valuable things a man can spend, but it must be spent wisely.

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