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The same scenario would apply for a close family member, right? If your parent or sibling ended up in the hospital, do you go check up on them, maybe even cover their bill, expecting something in return? Well, if you do, you’re just plain evil. If not, no exchange will occur. This becomes a one-way market. Some people donate to charities because they want to help people or causes, not expecting anything in return.
Now there are people who will do those things expecting something in return. Hopefully you are not one of them.
Motion is described as the process of moving or being moved. People can be moved by your actions, whether in a positive or negative way. The impact happens. Again, I don’t want to discredit what you know, but Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Motion does not apply here.
For those of you who are not familiar with this law it states that “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” For you science buffs out there, this means that when two objects interact with each other there are two forces that will oppose. An example would be, when you sit down on a chair, you are applying downward force, while simultaneously the chair is pushing you up. These two forces are called the action and reaction forces. His theory states that every force comes in pairs. The size of both forces are equal but the direction of the forces are opposite.
With that in mind, his lessons apply to Physics, which is a study that involves matter’s motion through space and time. That’s about as Star Trek as I’ll go, but you needed to know that before I continue explaining.
You and I are both matter, moving through time and space.
Something else that is matter, is currency or what you think is money. Equal and opposite forces would be me going to the store and buying something with my money. I’m gaining whatever I purchase while simultaneous losing the currency of which was used to pay for it. The only thing that remained constant was value, which in my mind, the two were of equal value. If the two were not of equal value I would not have bought it. But how often do you buy something that you believe is of the same value of what you are paying for it? Generally, it either cost much more than you anticipated or you believe you bought it at a bargain.
How to buy Time part 2
Until you find that ‘one-thing’, you'll just be driving in that right lane on the road, going slow, with no sense of purpose. Many people will be driving in the right lane to either stop somewhere, or slow down because the person in front of them needs to stop, creating a slinky effect. My goal, is to get you out of that environment. I want you in the left lane, going fast, because you have somewhere to be. I want you to get you out of the assembly line. Since you’ve been born, that’s how you were programmed to think.
Aside from the old cliché of ‘time being the most valuable thing’ the idea came to me a few years. Someone tried to convince me that money can buy you anything but time. Usually when I hear how money can’t buy you happiness I sigh out of disbelief. Stay with me.
Money can buy you almost anything. That’s just a simple fact, and I’ll explain that but first, I want to talk about what money actually is.
I’m not one to discredit any authority, but according to Merriam Webster, money is something that is generally accepted as a medium of exchange. That sounds correct, right? A simple measure of value maybe? Or a form of payment? All these concepts are true, I will admit. Before you go calling me out of my name though, I want to ask you, “what is money to you”?
Aside from those three things I mentioned previous, what is money? You can’t figure out how it’s used until you can really define what money is. While you’re thinking about that I know your mind is picturing coins, gold, silver, dollar bills, cars, clothes, exotic cars, jets, all these materialistic things that are displayed in today’s media. Some people might be thinking of stocks, bonds, other assets or things that make them money.
If your life-long best friend came to you asking for help, saying she would pay you to, I don’t know – help her move. The movers were overbooked, no one else would help her, she needed to move tomorrow and could not wait any longer, would you help her? Would you help her and afterwards not accept payment? Maybe a few drinks at the bar instead? What if you endured all that hard work and found out that she was unable to pay you? Would you demand something in return?
Personally, I wouldn’t demand anything. I’d simply say, “I wish you would have been upfront with me, I thought our friendship was better than that. I would have still helped you regardless.” As I said, that’s my personal answer. At that point, no exchange has taken place. The act was done out of kindness to someone I care about.
Excerpts from my free upcoming "How to Buy Time" ebook
Many people do not believe you can buy time. I will have to say, they are wrong. If the world ended right now, you probably wouldn't even have time to say goodbye to those you love. Yet the wealthiest people on this planet would. They would probably know that the end is coming and either be very far underground or in Space. So, in that manner they are buying time every day.
Every little bit of time saved is time earned. Almost like money. So, invest it wisely. There's a limited amount of it. Aside from what most people think is money, healthy people are wealthy. Meaning, we are buying more time on this earth by taking care of our bodies. But there's something else...
People are forgetting to compound the most important thing which is knowledge. Which is something I personally have an intense passion for.
Every bit of REAL information your mind is open to and retains, will help propel you forward that much more. Most people give up in the earliest stage of the compound growth curve because it's almost flat-lined and they're not seeing instant results. Most people will not make it past the introduction of this book. But truthfully, if you just found one-thing and put all your attention, time and focus into that one thing, that's when you have found the right path. This path leads to success and becoming the best version of yourself. You’ve heard of alternate universes, where there’s unlimited different versions of you that exist, with each one being slightly different or making different choices in life.
That one-thing that needs your attention, time and focus must be a goal or your ultimate passion. It must be something you know will take years to achieve. Years of compounding.
- D'Vaughn Bell
To dig is destructive. We are self-destructive by nature as it is in our genetic code. The same way our cells attack each other as we age our mind does the same. I choose to do the opposite for stress should only be productive.
The way I go to the gym and train, creating micro-tears within my muscles is the same way I demand stress throughout the rest of my life.
Other people's problems are not my own. Sometimes we are barely able to handle our own problems, why create unnecessary stress from including the burdens of others?
If I intended to fail my thought process might be different ultimately, however, I only want failure for the short-term. I want to fail so that I can learn, grow, and retain.
My ultimate goal is success, and true success is not destructive.
So I am disturbed by the very same thing that drives my every thought which leads to every action and which accomplished every goal I set for myself.
- D'Vaughn Bell
Disturbed by the same reason I am driven.
The essence of failure pervades those who are most successful yet we do not idolize them for it.
The difference between myself and other people is that most people want to hold the shiniest rock or possession, whereas I simply want the strongest and most durable.
Often times strong and pretty are not the same, but on the rare occasion where both occur, we truly find a diamond in the rough.
As I continue my endless search, digging for the truth and more knowledge, my focus remains on that which separates myself from everyone else.
Where one could say that I desire to succeed others could say I desire to fail.
If I cared to entertain the response, I would ask those others the definition of success without failure.
Today I keep my focus not on what others say or do.
Personally, I feel that as a betrayal upon myself. To contribute toward the success of dreams of others before myself, especially when there is nothing mutually beneficial from the other party does not seem productive.
With the entire world being an oasis, I'd rather water my own grass and dig somewhere else.
- D'Vaughn Bell