Time lost can never be regained

By Jeffrey Reeves MA

EUREKONOMICS[tm]


Editor's note: Jeffrey Reeves' introduction to "The Way to Wealth" provides an overview of this weekly blog series.

As he continues his dissertation, the first principle of time management that Benjamin Franklin, in the persona of Father Abraham, lays out is, “…since, as he — Poor Richard Saunders in the almanac — elsewhere tells us, lost time is never found again…”

You can regain lost money. A lost opportunity is the seed for a new opportunity. Lost sales become lessons learned and future sales. Lost time — be it seconds, minutes, hours, days or longer — is gone forever.

Every culture, every age and every spiritual tradition recognizes the value of time.

Living in the present moment isn’t a Buddhist idea, a Christian mystical teaching, or the wisdom of the ancient Greeks, Hindus or Jews. Living in the present moment is the common sense that Father Abraham captured in a few short words: “Lost time is never found again.”

Invest a few moments of your time and think about it.