Is it Worth the Price? 7 Questions to Help You Figure it Out

Charlene Walters, MBA, PhD
2 min readJul 13, 2022
Photo by Karl Fredrickson on Unsplash

I like to think of the activities in our lives as being either pricey or priceless. Of course, we want to live an existence filled with those things that are priceless while limiting those that are too costly, or pricey. As such, we must look at each through a critical lens before engaging in it.

Here are 7 questions that you can ask yourself in order to choose appropriately:

  1. Does it involve time spent with people we love? Yes? Then, it’s definitely priceless. We never know how much time we are going to get with anyone in our lives so we should do our best to maximize interactions with the people we care most about.
  2. Does it take a toll on our physical or mental wellbeing? If so, it’s pricey. If it’s wearing us out physically or mentally, chances are that it’s not worth doing and we should likely redirect our energy elsewhere.
  3. Is it bucket-list-worthy? If so, it’s priceless, and we should go for it. Life is meant to be experienced and enjoyed. The memories that you create from bucket list activities are irreplaceable. Engage in as many of them as you can.
  4. Does it hurt yourself or others? If so, it’s too pricey. We have to keep an eye on the big picture. Risks are unavoidable but if we knowingly do something that is potentially harmful to others (or ourselves), we are paying too big of a price. It’s not worth it.
  5. Does it bring us laughter and joy? If the answer is yes, then it’s priceless. There’s joy and laughter all around us, but we are in control of obtaining our fill.
  6. Will there be any negative ramifications as a result of the action? A moment of pleasure can bring forth a lot of future pain. Think through your choices carefully as well as possible consequences (which can often be too pricey).
  7. Will it improve our mind, body or spirit? If yes, it’s priceless. Anything that can help us grow is important to our personal evolution, so be sure to regularly engage in activities that boost all three.

~Charlene Walters is a business and higher education consultant, entrepreneurship/mindset mentor, corporate trainer, university professor, the author of Launch Your Inner Entrepreneur and TV host of Launch which is now streaming on Roku and Amazon Fire (DB TV).

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Charlene Walters, MBA, PhD

I'm a Business Mentor, Writer/Ghostwriter, Corporate Trainer, Curriculum Consultant, TV host and Author: https://www.ownyourother.com