Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I Wish I had More Hours in the Day

If you haven’t found yourself utter the phrase “I wish I had more hours in the day” before, I bet you’ve at least heard someone else say it. If you had more time, I bet you could clean the garage and the bathroom, launch the business you’ve been dreaming about, and maybe, if there’s a small amount of time left in the evening, find a solution for world hunger.

I’d like to be bold and propose an easy solution.

If you spend 3 hours per day watching TV (the average American spends 2.7 hours), that adds up to 1,095 hours per year. If you spend eight hours sleeping each day, you’ll spend 45 days each year doing nothing but watching TV. There seems to be a disconnect happening in our culture. Many people want to make a difference but aren’t doing a thing to make it happen.

So, now that you have all this new found time freedom, what do you do? My friend Dan Miller has some great suggestions in his book No More Mondays. Among them:
  • Attend Seminars
  • Listen to training CDs
  • Read Magazines
  • Read Books
  • Spend thirty minutes each day reflecting and learning
Just like when you free up money in your budget by cutting expenses, if you don’t reallocate your time to another area, your effort will be lost.

“Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.
Give your best anyway.”
- Mother Teresa

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