Monday, May 9, 2016

There Are No Leftovers

In the financial world there is a principle that says you should pay yourself first. The idea is that if you pay your bills first and invest whats leftover you won’t have anything leftover to invest. There are too many people and organizations trying to get your money and if you prioritize making them happy you do it at the expense of your own financial future. But they say if you pay yourself first you’ll always find a way to pay your bills. 

I’m not much of a money guy but I am interested in how this principle works in other areas of our lives. Our time and our energy is far more valuable than the green paper we carry in our wallets. There seems to be a constant demand on time and energy. Everybody else’s schedule comes first and we try to do whats most important to us with what we have leftover, but there’s never anything leftover. 

What would you do if you didn’t have to do anything? What would you learn? What would you make? Who would you invest in? Do that first!