TIME – We rarely stop to think about time (we don’t have time to), but time is a gift, that can’t be replaced.

Time can be filled with love, hate, joy, laughter, pain, sorrow, anger, kindness ……

Many talk about equality but the only true equality is time, as every day time is equally allotted to everyone – 24 hours.

We can spend our time wisely, or worthlessly, we can squander it, or invest it, we can enjoy it, or abuse it, we can live it, or retreat from it, but it moves on regardless.

Quotes on Time

 “We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories. Some take us forward, they’re called dreams.” -JEREMY IRONS

 “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” -ALBERT EINSTEIN

“Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in”. -HENRY DAVID THOREAU

 “Suspect each moment, for it is a thief, tiptoeing away with more than it brings”. -JOHN UPDIKE

“Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils”.  -LOUIS HECTOR BERLIOZ

 “Time … thou ceaseless lackey to eternity”. -WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

My Reflections on Time

We often say we need to take time out for ourselves but we rarely do.

Most of our spare time is occupied by things that make no difference, for example watching television , it is so easy to slouch in front of the TV and flip from channel to channel, there are rarely programmes of quality, so we flip and flip, we become “anaesthetised”  from this process.

How often do we pick up a book that either stirs the imagination or assists you to improve your chance of success in life. Either from improving your personal or business relationships or improving your skills. You could read one of those much derided self-help books, in order to extract anything of value from these you need to :-

  1. choose the right book or books.
  2. possess intelligence
  3. have a determination to succeed

I have been fortunate in my life, I have met some of the most successful life assurance salesmen in the world. I asked one of them, when he last read a self improvement book.  You would think, he would say, look I am so successful – I don’t need to read that type of thing anymore.  Instead he said, ” I am reading Think and Grow Rich for Forty Seventh time!”

I said why on earth have you read this forty seven times?

He said, because I get something new out of it, every time I read it!.

My advice is to look at how your spare time and ask yourself, is what I am doing now going to take me closer to my life goals, if not then it will take you further away …

Life is too short.

Time is running out.

Make the most of it.





Ray Best is a resilient Financial Planner with a unique approach to investment planning, his work ethic has propelled him from humble beginnings to be voted as a top UK Financial Planner by Vouched For (as published in the Sunday Times). These days he works with families with large investment portfolios or big inheritance tax liabilities, the first step, is to book a Discovery Meeting HERE.

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