There’s never been more information and ways we can spend our time. There are multiple lifetimes of books, subjects, websites, films, tv shows and music. And (unless there’s an apocalypse) the inputs aren’t going to get any smaller.
But despite the increasing about of things we can do with our time, our amount time remains the same. 168 hours in a week. 24 hours in a day. 16 hours after subtracting sleep (give or take). 8 hours for work. 8 hours for everything else.
Which is why it’s vital for us to prioritize what we do and ultimately not do with our time.
Activity doesn’t mean quality or meaning. We can easily invest a whole lot of time into a whole lot of things that don’t actually add up to something meaningful in our lives.
Now, I’m not telling you to set fire to your tv and cancel your Disney+, Netflix, HBO and Apple TV+ subscription. Enjoyment can be quality well spent. Nor am I saying we should only spend our time working. Live is bigger than just work.
However, if too much input is taking away your time and ability to create and do the things you dream of doing, then it’s perhaps time to take a look at where your hours go and how much bang you’re getting out of them.
The key to having a balance great inputs is for them to improve our lives instead of distract us from living.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #746