How is your relationship with time?
I'm sure you've heard questions such as "If you were to die today and go to heaven, what and who would you miss?" However, people don't normally ask you what you won't miss.
- Will you miss having three different sets of silverware?
- Will you miss the hundreds of t-shirts you have and don't wear, or the 10 t-shirts you do wear?
- Would you miss the garage full of stuff you never use?
- How about all of the people you met with that one time for an hour? You may not even remember their name, now that you think about it. You had no real reason to meet them in the first place, and now you realize you haven't heard from them since that unnecessary meeting.
- Will you miss all of the food in the pantry that has been sitting there for years?
- What about all of the time you took to decide what to eat or wear every day?
On average, people spend:
- 7 years in the bathroom
- 6 years eating
- 4 years cleaning your house
- 5 years waiting in line
- 2 years returning phone calls
- 3 years preparing meals
- 1 year looking for misplaced items
- 6 months waiting for red lights
If you do the math; yes, you're spending almost 30 years of your life doing these things! A good portion of this time is necessary for survival and potentially unavoidable, but could you imagine how much time you would save if you could cut down on the amount of decisions you make? The average person makes between 35,000 and 50,000 decisions a day.
How do you cut down on the meaningless, tiresome daily decisions that plague you throughout the day?
My friend Jesse Itzler recently came onto my Project X show, and he talked about how he achieved this. Check it out, if you haven't already:
If you decide less, you will undoubtedly save time. You will also become more productive and efficient. Be like Jesse, and cut out the nonsense.
It's a simple as that. Prioritize your Not To-Do list over your To-Do list. Know what you shouldn't do each day, so that you have more time to do the things you should do.
Quote of the Day: "Our life is the sum total of all the decisions we make every day, and those decisions are determined by our priorities." - Myles Munroe