Considering that humans need time to sleep, eat, and go about other things in their daily lives, the red, pink, and purple zones in the table above aren’t really in the realm of possibility. When we consider things like burning out and how productivity and learning ability decrease over longer spans of working, the red, pink, and purple zones seem to securely fall into the realm of impossible. Now, if you work 13.7 hours a day, 365 days a year, you can achieve 5000 hours in one year. That seems to be the upper bound of what is possible. I’m not saying everyone should work as much as possible, just that if you have a goal you want to achieve, imagine how much more you could get done over the course of a year or the course of your lifetimes if you even put in 1% more time.
Let’s assume an average life expectancy of about 70 years. Think about that. You have around 70 years to get done all the things you want to get done. Although, the first many years of human life are spent merely learning how to function in this world (so it’s closer actually to 50 years that you have to get things done). If we convert 70 years to months, we get 840 moths. I don’t know why, but that just doesn’t seem like a lot to me. If we convert it to days, we get around 26,000 days. Finally, if we convert it into hours, we get about 600,000 hours in a lifetime. Let’s assume you’re awake for 16 hours each day. That leaves you with around 400,000 hours to get things done in your life.
Considering this, each extra 1% of your waking time that you spend working gives you an extra 4000 hours (over the course of your life). Imagine how much you could get done with 4000 hours. I think that if a person has a goal, they should put as much effort toward it as possible. Over the course of the year, each extra 1% (of your waking time) gives you an extra 66 hours. If you put in even 5%, 10% or 15% more time, the numbers quickly add up.
Think about what you want to do in you life. Think about how much more you could get done toward that goal if you worked just a little bit harder.
Week 6 Times
|Target Schedule||Week 6 Times (rounded to nearest hour)|
|Lifetimes Infinity||70 hours||26 hours|
|Sleeping||62 hours||55 hours|
|Other||34 hours||84 hours|
|Exercising||2 hours||3 hours|
I don’t really have any comments on the times from last week. Even when my brain is foggy and I can’t work on my main projects, I should be finding ways to work toward my goals.