Suppose I give you 10 euros every 10 minutes under just one condition: the money you haven’t spent within that time frame will be mine again. You can buy anything, you are free to drink, eat, drive, read, watch, listen, wear, shoot, see, meet, learn, waste, build, travel and do whatever you want with those 10 euros. But if you only spend 5, I’ll take 5 back. If you only spend 7, I’ll take 3 back. You will have no chance to save that money for future use.
Let’s make it more violent.
Suppose I give you 100 euros each 10 minutes. No, even better: 500 euros. Yes, five hundred euros to you every 10 minutes for you to spend freely, no constraint, except one: I’ll take away the money you don’t spend.
What would you do?
Would you start to spend as much as you can? Would you manage expenses in order to only buy what you need? Would you focus the money that will come? Would you make your life a slave to this inexhaustible resource or would you let it go? On the other hand, would you mind to burn this money? Would such a waste disturb you? Would you feel bad? Would you mind at all?
Whatever your answer, you are in this situation every day, every hour, every moment of your life.
Time is your main resource, it is given to you for free, it is given to you anyway. No matter how you will spend it, it will go. Every hour you can only choose how to spend it, not whether to spend it or not. You are going to spend it anyway.
Every 10 minutes you will have spent 10 minutes of your life, that’s it.
Would you start to use as much time as you can? Would you manage your calendar in order to only live experiences you need? Would you focus on time flowing? Would you let your life be a slave to time or would you let it go? On the other hand, would you mind to burn your time? Would such a waste disturb you? Would you feel bad? Good? Would you mind at all?
Early bird catches the worm.
as much as
All the time you enjoyed wasting, was not wasted at all. — John Lennon