Who doesn’t wish for more money in his pocket? Maybe the ones who already have too much to spare. But no matter how much one has, the desire to earn more lives on. With money, life gets a little easier, doesn’t it?
Time: one precious resource that once wasted can never be regained. Every passing second, someone earns a whole lot of money, another loses same. Every minute, someone succeeds at something; another fails yet again. The clock never stops ticking. We sometimes waste time on unnecessary things whiles putting the important things on hold because we assume we would have ample time in the next twenty four hours to get it done. As if tomorrow can make up for the wasted today.
24 hours. Is it enough? Do you sometimes wish there were more hours to a day? Have you ever wondered if you could perhaps achieve more if you had more time to work on it? Sometimes the hours seem to be racing by; you wake up and before you know it, it’s past noon. Do a little this, attend to a little that and dusk falls. And when it gets to the time when we have longer days and shorter nights, we groan complaining of why the day never seems to end and why night disappears the second after we shut our eyes. Ironic, huh? I don’t think anyone would have a tangible excuse for not achieving something just because the time allotted was not enough. We all have 24 hours to spend in a day with limited resources, similar weather conditions and economic situations, but at the end of each day, some people have something to show for the gift of life and others wouldn’t. Would having more time change the outcome? I doubt it.
Money on the other hand seems to be a significant factor in achieving any set goal. Lack of it can stifle plans and its consequent worries can starve you of having creative and innovative ideas on how to expand a business for example. With money at your disposal, any project seems doable. Having enough money offers you the luxury of having things done for you and save you the trouble of having to do everything by yourself.
I’m comfortable with the 24 hours allotted to me each day. With good planning, self-discipline and consistency, one can achieve much. That’s what makes time valuable. Thus, I’d rather choose more money because earning a decent amount can guarantee you a decent living. And who wouldn’t want that?
Which resource would you rather have more of and why? Kindly share your thoughts.
© Josephine Amoako 2016