In a variety of sporting events an “MVP” is chosen; a most valuable player is identified. This is an individual that’s had the greatest impact in the game. In the “game” of life, have you ever heard of the “MVR?” Your “MVR” is your most valuable resource.
We all have a variety of resources, although you might think some have more than others. When asked about their MVR (most valuable resource), most people say that it’s their money. What about you? What do YOU think is your most valuable resource?
I used to think it was money, but over time have come to a new conclusion. In most cases we can work more or do other things to increase our supply of money. In other words, we have opportunities to get more money. However, there is one resource of which there is a limited supply; that resource is our time. Like or lump it, we all have exactly 24 hours a day, everyday. There is absolutely nothing you or I can do to get more of it.
Given a limited supply, you can see the importance of what we choose to DO with our time. We can invest our time or waste it; we can use it for good or for bad. Ask yourself to whom or what do you regularly give your time? If you want an honest answer, simply take a look at your calendar.
We all make time for those things that we believe are most important. For example, if you say good health is important but your calendar shows no time scheduled for exercise, you apparently believe other things are MORE important.
Seeing that your time is the most precious resource you have, how could you change how you choose to invest that time? As you gain clarity about what’s really important to you, why not invest more time in that and begin intentionally crowding out the time you’re wasting in other areas. When you stop and think about it, those other areas are probably distractions that create resistance to what you REALLY want from your time.
Today is a great day to take a look at your calendar and make some changes. Be intentional about investing your time in what matters most.