Posts tagged time
What did you spend your weekend doing?

What did you spend your weekend doing?

I want to ask this question of you, not to shame, compare or applaud, but only that you might ask it of yourself. I don’t need to know what you did — it really doesn’t matter. What matters is that you are aware of how you are spending your time.

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How to Build a Life of Maximum Return

As I grow up and try my hand at this whole “adult” thing, I’ve been putting a lot of thought and energy into the idea of investments. Whether it’s stocks or real estate, passive or aggressive, dividends or no dividends, simple or complicated, there are an endless number of strategies and theories that claim to be the best way to invest. The more I do my homework, the more conversations I have and the more I ask myself what I truly want out of life, I’ve begun to realize that the theories that steer the way we invest also steer many other areas of our lives.

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The Advantages of Viewing Your Life in 4D

Any time I take a step back and assess my life, I arrive at one of two conclusions:

  1. Stress: I’m overwhelmed because I’ve been trying to balance too many things at once
  2. FOMO: I’m missing out on so many things in an effort to focus on a few important things

And I’m sure I’m not alone — FOMO (fear of missing out) and stress are two of the most common symptoms of the common (wo)man. Not surprisingly, there’s a simple solution to both: viewing your life in 4D. To view your life in 4D, you have to incorporate the dimension of time; after all, your life exists along the continuum of time, not simply in the present. Let’s take a look at each issue adding in the perspective of time and see how it changes things.

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Why you should think 500 years into the future.

What could you do this year that would be remembered 200-400 years from now?

Ask yourself that question. It might not be realistic or practical but I hope that, at the very least, it will stretch the boundaries of our imaginations.

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We can't manufacture time but here's the next best thing

Budgeting our time, is just as important as budgeting our money — perhaps more so. Yet we constantly overwhelm our schedules with water, leaving no room for the stones when opportunity shines on us. Spending our time on paper (or screen) before the month, week or day arrives is a great way to make sure the stones are given their space.

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Creativity isn't an accident

We're only given so much energy each day - it's a finite resource, yet people treat their life as though it's infinite. As though they'll be able to maintain a packed schedule full of things they don't love while squeezing in the things they do. Of course, we all know that when it comes down to it, when we have the choice at the end of the day to watch Netflix or work on our novel, Netflix will win out. And it's no wonder - we're exhausted! We can't emotionally and physically drain ourselves and expect to be able to squeeze in our passions in the last two hours of the day.

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The 40-hour-a-week-er's Guide to Rescuing Time

There is an assumption among those who work full time that certain suggestions don't apply to them:

  • pursue what you love
  • do more interesting things
  • travel
  • don't be boring

Somehow, these encouragements for everyone are misconstrued as commands to the sluggards and the couch potatoes. Well, here's your post! This one goes out to the 40-hour-a-week-ers!

Your time matters too.

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Is Your Life Worth Your Time? -- Live a Great Story by Beating Mediocrity

There are too many mediocre things in life.

Too many jobs that people sort of like.
Too many vacations where people sort of have fun.
Too many significant others that people sort of love.
Too many dreams that people sort of want.

Our time is too valuable to waste on anything short of remarkable.

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He Was Only 26 - making every minute count

26 years in his life.
365 days in a year.
24 hours in a day.
60 minutes in an hour.

=13,665,600 minutes.

It is recorded that Michelangelo sculpted one of his masterpieces and one of the crown jewels of the Renaissance - the acclaimed "David" - at the ripe age of twenty-six. While it may be argued that it was a product of genius, it is also recorded that the world-renown prodigy produced numbers of pieces (research how many) before his masterpiece surfaced.

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