We Americans sure do love our adages. But when it comes to the concept of time, there seems to be some conflicting ideas on the subject. If “the early bird catches the worm,” and “there’s no time like the present,” then why do “the best things come to those who wait?”
Maybe mixed signals like this are the reason why time is one of the things we desperately want more of in this life, and yet it’s what we use worst. Consequently, we have become a nation of people who are slaves to our clocks.
Well, if time is your most limited resource, while your abundant resource is money, then the question becomes: What amount of money would you give for more time to do what matters most to you?
This is not a question asked during traditional estate planning—but it should be. After all, when it comes to your money, the only one who really knows the legacy you want to leave is… you.
Good planning engages all aspects of wealth into an arrangement that gives you pleasure today, protects for tomorrow, and keeps you focused on living out your purpose. Proper planning should also give you confidence and peace of mind that your objectives are being achieved—and it should allow you to keep on doing what matters most to you rather than be a prisoner of time for one second more.
Wealth is more than money. Don’t just plan for your future, live it right now. Pass it on and share the insights like this that you find valuable.