Life experiences give you an incalculable return on investment. Every. Single. Time. So why is it so hard for us to spend money on them?
The reason for me is often that experiences tend to feel like an extravagant expenditure of money, time and energy. Let me give you an example.
My wife and I had a chance to leave our kids at home for a few days and go on a sea kayaking trip. The trip we planned was in an unbelievably beautiful part of the world. It would be the first time in over six months that we could do something without the kids.
Sounds amazing, right? But then I started adding numbers. It would be $250 for the kayak rental, then a few hundred for food. And the little inn where we wanted to stay was expensive. Before long, our invaluable trip had a tangible value, in the neighborhood of $1,000.
For three days? No way!