Plus or Minus Two Hours
Updated: Mar 16
What if you had more time?
We often justify ourselves not doing (more of) something because of lack of time. But it is not so much that we don’t have enough of it (we actually have plenty ahead of us), but rather that we have decided that other things take priority.
So what if your days were made of 26 hours instead?
How would you decide to allocate those two extra hours? Would you really start doing what you’ve been postponing? Or was time, or the lack of it, just an excuse?
Or maybe you’d do something very different? You’d maybe just sleep longer, or pick up that book you’ve never passed the first chapter…
This two extra hours per day is a good thought experiment to think in terms of abundance. It gives you space to think about the things you really want to do but found some excuses not to.
Now, what if your days were only 22 hours long?
You would have to reorganize your priorities to make up for these two hours that are gone.
What would you cut off first?
Taking away two hours per day is a good thought experiment to think in terms of scarcity. It forces you to focus on what really matters and what doesn’t.
Thinking in terms of abundance allows you to differentiate between what you say you want to do and what you really want to do.
Thinking in terms of scarcity allows you to differentiate between what you say is important but actually isn’t so.