The one thing you should buy this year is time.
Time to figure out what you really want in this life.
Time to figure out what your gift to this world really is.
What your real purpose is.
Time to become good at something you're passionate about
That's the only thing you should buy this year.
And nothing else.
And you'll need a hell lot of time. Finding your gift is not linear. It's many ups and downs.
You'll also have to sacrifice a lot of things.
Buying yourself time and ultimately some freedom requires you to give up a lot of different things. But it's an absolute necessity.
You'll have to give up things like going out to that fancy restaurant.
Things like that trip to that island.
Things like that new car.
Or these nice and shiny clothes.
These are all things you might want to have right now.
But do you really need them? Do you need them to figure out what you really want in this life? Do you really need them to be free? To lead a happy and fulfilled life?
I don't think so.
Instead of helping, all of these things will only offer a quick temporary relief.
All of these things will only make you feel better for a short while.
Deep down you'll still not be satisfied with your life, your job, your relationships and the way things are going.
What you really need to break the cycle is time. Time to figure yourself out. Time to figure out what you really want in this life. Time to figure out what makes you happy.
That's the only thing you really need right now. And that's the only thing you owe to yourself. That's the one thing you crave deep down. The one craving you should give into.
But you're trying to ignore it.
Instead you go faster and faster. You rush through life trying to ignore the stop signs. The faster you go, the higher the probability that you won't even see the stop signs. But they're still there. You can't ignore them forever. And at one point you might crash.
And the only way to slow down and safely get where you need to be in life is to buy yourself some time. Some time to think. Some time to experiment.
And you'll need money for that and as much help and support as you can get. You don't need a lot of money if you're willing to live with the basics for a while.
And money comes and goes anyway. One day you might have it. The next day it might be all gone. And then the next day you might make it back again. Who knows? Money is a highly fluid thing.
Time is not. Time lost can never be made back. Money on the other hand can.
Money can be replaced with money. If you lose money you can make back that money the next day. The next week. The next month. The next year. The money will still be exactly the same. No difference.
Time you lost today rushing through life and doing things you don't like to, only to cover the fact that you're not happy is not time well spent.
You will never be able to make back the time you lost today.
Today's time can not be replaced with tomorrow's time. It's different “time”.
Our time is limited. So every second we waste doing something we don't like can not be made back. No matter how hard we try. It's gone forever.
Time can not be replaced. No matter what. Money on the other hand can.
And if I learned anything in business school, it's that one thing that can not be replaced, is worth a lot more than something that can be replaced. Hence, time is worth a lot more than money.
So instead of using your time to make unlimited amounts of money (doing things you don't really enjoy doing), why not use the money you have to buy yourself some time today?
Why not use it to buy yourself some freedom today (and not tomorrow)?
Freedom to figure out what your true purpose is.
Freedom to figure out what your gift to this world is.
Freedom to figure out what makes you happy.
What you can do to make other people happy..