Updated: March 6, 2021
We all know it’s bad to be wasteful of anything because almost everything has a limit.
We conserve water because there’s only so much fresh water on our planet. In fact, while the Earth is 70% water, only less than 1% of it is fresh and usable by humans.
It’s also for the same reason why we should recycle paper — we don’t want to lose all our trees due to reckless overconsumption of paper products.
But aside from these, there are some things, three to be exact, which we should be extra conscious of to never, ever squander.
Never waste money that you worked for.
Never waste money — especially the income that you worked for. You exchanged time and energy for it, so don’t spend it on stuff that will not add value to your life.
Avoid unnecessary wants that provide superficial and short-term pleasures. Instead, focus on what you need and on what can make you sincerely happy.
Never waste the free time that you have.
We’re all busy with work and finding extra time is now considered a luxury by many; so when you do find yourself some free time, how do you typically spend it?
Unfortunately, a lot of people waste it on doing things that again, don’t add value to their life. If you ask me, I recommend taking a rest or spending time with your loved ones. You can also learn something new, pursue a hobby, do volunteer work, or perhaps find ways to earn extra income.
Gossiping about celebrities isn’t really productive, and so is trolling around social media. Moreover, when you catch yourself just sitting and worrying about the future — you have to stop and find something to do.
Never waste knowledge that you learned.
If you know how the stock market works but you don’t invest, then you’re worse than someone who knows nothing about it at all.
Why? Because it’s like being a doctor who did nothing to save the life of someone having a heart attack in front of them.
You’ve spent time and energy (and money) on learning something, but you’re choosing to waste all that knowledge by not using it to improve your life.
I’ve met too many people who invested in their financial education, and yet they remain poor because they lack application and execution of their financial knowledge. Don’t be like those people.
Life is finite.
You cannot work forever. Don’t waste your income. Spend your money on things that add value to your life.
You cannot turn back time. Don’t waste your days. Make each moment in your life productive and meaningful.
You will die someday. Don’t waste your wisdom. Apply what you know so that others can learn from you.
Life is finite. Don’t waste it.
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Nice article sir Fitz! 🙂
i can’t skip not reading your valuable post. such a great motivator! true to its essence – you always have a waste less article. more power to you you, Sir Fitz!
Always practical and direct to the point. Your advice is meaningful but never comes off as sappy even when about life, that’s why I love your blog. 🙂
Love this article. I always read all your new posts. 🙂
Thank you sir fritz..I really appreciate your blogs.It helps me a lot and othe people too. More power to you!..
I’m glad to have stumbled upon your blog sir. Lot of valuable insights. More power!!! 🙂
Hi Fitz! My partner and I are planning to get married two to three years from now. Is it wise to invest the money that we are going to save for our wedding or just put it in a bank? Thank you!
Thanks for the insights,.. but what about utilizing free time to gain some energy for work as well?
Mas lalo ko tuloy gustong mag resign sa work ko hahaha
Thanks Sir Fitz hope ma-aapply ko yung blogging training ko sa inyo ni Sir Jon,
God Bless you more!
I think i just wasted 2 of the 3:(
” Life is finite, don’t waste it.” The older you get, the more you will appreciate that statement. I am finding more and more opportunities, activities and adventures I want to participate in with less and less energy to do it. DON’T WASTE YOUR YOUTH. Educate yourself to be great at what you are called to do. Save and invest as soon as you can get in a position to do so. GO OUT AND CONQUERR because life truly is finite.