The Power of an Hour!

It’s such a daunting task – at times – subsisting in a generation obsessed with productivity and purpose and wealth. We judge ourselves by the tenacity of our days, our sleepless nights and Chanel fixings. We read books on discovering our purpose and place in this world, and how to become wealthy overnight. We binge-indulge on social media and compare all the moments of our lives to the brief happy moments that people display online. We turn paper cuts of disappointment into bullet wounds.

One more time for those in the back.

We turn paper cuts of disappointment into bullet wounds.

We say that we don’t have enough time in the day, that 24 hours simply won’t cut it but, it works swimmingly for plenty of other people and that’s what we compare. We compare time management skills – constantly.

Alright, so let’s talk about the power of an hour.

Recently, I have decided to dedicate specific days to certain learning endeavors and other days to absolutely nothing.

For example:

Monday – Friday: Workout (and sometimes I’ll rest on a weekday and then workout on Saturday or Sunday)

Let’s say, you’re learning about how to invest in stocks but you’re also learning about real estate. Instead of trying to learn about a little bit of both each day, I find that it’s best to designate certain days to certain topics.

For example:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: For an hour a day, you learn about stocks, look at charts etc.

Tuesday and Thursday: For an hour a day, you learn about real estate, read books on the topic, watch Youtube videos, enroll yourself in an online course etc.

Saturday and Sunday: Do all of what you want and nothing of what you don’t.

Some of you may now be thinking, but what would Diddy or Jay-Z do? I don’t know, but comparing your ambition to the ambitions of the one-percenters of the world can be a healthy mechanism, but most times, it’s just detrimental to your confidence and your outlook on life. They are living their lives, you need to live yours – that’s your only purpose – to live and to try to do so abundantly.

That said, dedicating just an hour a day to the things that matter to you can be a game changer. I’d advise setting a timer and eliminating all distractions like phones, TV’s, game consoles, etc. Do not stop what you are doing until the timer goes off. Truly focus for just one hour out of the 24.

Thank me later!

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