Spending versus Investing


Here’s a question for you to ponder: do you spend your money or do you invest it? Do you spend your time in various activities or do you invest it? How about your energy and physical abilities: spend or invest? The difference in these two words can make a big difference in the results you are enjoying in your life.

For my word-buddies, here are some synonyms for invest: devote, provide, advance, supply, entrust.

And here they are for spend: give, pay out, expend, deplete, waste, cast away.

What are you thinking every time you purchase something? Do you think you are giving the money away, depleting your bank account, and wasting or casting away the funds you have in your possession?

What about changing that to devoting, supplying, and entrusting your money to the provider you are handing it to?

This simple word change makes an enormous difference in the attitude we have towards our money, energy, time, and work. Changing our attitude, of course, changes the results. This week when you use money, time, or energy, mentally change your thinking to the idea that you are investing your time, investing your money, investing your energy; and, yes, you expect a return on your investment!


About Author

Krysta Gibson is publisher of New Spirit Journal as well as an author, spiritual teacher, and mentor. Currently she is working with self-published authors to assist them in reaching a wide audience. For information on this mentoring program or to learn about her other services  and programs visit  anoasisforyoursoul.com. Listen to her the third Thursday of each month at 7 a.m. on the Conscious Talk radio program, KKNW 1150 AM, streaming live and archived at conscioustalk.net.

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