Josh Hughes

Thinking [Time] – Where does it go?

In Life on May 3, 2011 at 6:26 am

The Passage of Time

There are 24 hours in the day. Boring people watch the clock and count the hours as they pass slowly. Busy people look up at the clock and count the hours they wish they had in addition to the promised 24…

Being in the second group, I have never found enough hours exist in the day. To optimally function, I need 6.75 hours of sleep. Since buying a high quality mattress, for the first time in my life it is difficult to pull myself out of bed. Good Morning!!! That is 28% of my day gone.

Thankfully [and you will NEVER hear me complain about working] I managed to find a temp job providing me 40+ hours a week.

If i work roughly 45 hours a week, that leaves me 75.75 hours to do other things. Seem like a lot?

Blog posts to write [such as this one]. Attempt the first draft of a novel. Friends to dine with in San Francisco. Transportation time between places. Showers. Running [not even hitting the gym yet!]. Talking on the phone to family and friends dispersed in the USA & Skype / WhatsApp’ing friends around the world. THAT is where the time goes.

So. I am happy to say that I have my usual Tuesday blog post in. I am happy to say you can expect Thursday to appear as well, AND I am happy to tell you have a few different ideas for future posts that I think people will like. At least Mom will read and like it. [HI MOM!]

Before I close the post, I have one piece of advice & one question I’d like you to comment on below.

  • Advice: Before you give someone Hell about not giving you enough time, put it into perspective. Share. The qualities that make you value them as a person probably make them valuable to their work, family and other friends. I am very fortunate to have very understanding people in my life.
  • Question: I enjoy writing my blog, but I’d like to hear some feedback about what you do or don’t like about it. Comment below? I’ve been paid lots of compliments in person / via Facebook and it really means a lot. Since you made it to the end of this post, Thank you. Thank you x1000.

“Lost time is never found again. -Benjamin Franklin

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  1. Time. We all have it, we all spend it at the same pace and none of us can ever get a refund on any minute we spend. Once spent, it’s gone. Thing is, you spend those precious minutes regardless of what you do (i.e. sleep, commute, work, daydream). So, how do we get more? Delegate? Shorten our commute? Borrow from a friend (as in “hey, can you pick up my dry cleaning since it’s in your path)?
    Why not, isn’t that how successful people become successful? By leveraging the time of those around them?

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