Time, Not Money, Is Your Most Valuable Resource

Money can’t buy you more time.

Jameson Steward
2 min readNov 13, 2021


Different clocks grouped together.
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No matter how much money you earn, you will never be able to buy more time.

“[Time is] the only thing you can’t buy. I mean, I can buy anything I want, basically, but I can’t buy time” — Warren Buffett

So why do we treat money or our careers like they are our most valuable resource?

Time — and how it was spent — is where a dying person’s thoughts often turn.

What do most people say on their deathbed? They don’t say, ‘I wish I’d made more money.’ What they say is, ‘I wish I’d spent more time with my family and done more for society or my community.’ — David Rubenstein

Why do we sometimes treat our time like it’s disposable?

All of us understand our time is limited. Although life expectancy has increased dramatically since 1900, the global average is still just 73 years as of 2019.

I’m 30 years old. When I realize that my health will likely decline toward the end of my life, I easily could be halfway through the most productive years of my life.

Time marches on — and there’s no getting it back. While we can’t change the past, we can do something about the future.

Stop putting off working toward your goals and dreams. What can you do today to start moving closer to your destination?

Time is limited and waits for no one.

Will you use your time wisely or have regrets when your time is nearly gone?

Treat time like your most valuable asset.



Jameson Steward

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