I Was Hypnotized By a Full Year Calendar. Here’s What I Realized

In The Moment, it Felt Life Changing

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While getting my car worked on, I sat in the waiting room staring at a calendar on a wall.

This calendar showed the entire year at one time, and the longer my eyes scanned it, the more it hypnotized me.

After a few minutes, I had gained clarity.

A single year is an enormous amount of time and it’s filled with more opportunity than we realize.

It was October when I was staring at this calendar and my eyes jumped all the way back to January. I looked at all of the tiny squares of each week, representing each day and I thought back on as many events of the year as I could remember.

It was mind blowing the sheer number of minutes contained in just a single hour of one day, let alone a week, month and the entire year.

I realized that we waste tons of time each day and that if we committed to just 5, 10 or 15 minutes per day doing something highly targeted on a major goal, we could change our lives MASSIVELY as long as we focus exclusively on that task for the chosen time frame and did it consistently.

In just one month, we will have invested 450 minutes into a very important goal. That’s seven and a half hours per month.

In a full year, that’s 5,475 minutes which works out to a staggering 91 hours. That is a tiny amount of time that compounds to a ton of progress over days, weeks and months.

I gained a renewed sense of possibility and clarity once I did the math. In looking at that calendar, all I could think of was the unbelievable progress that we would make if we locked in for that short period of time.

But remember, the key is to be laser focused for the full 15 minutes.

No phone.

No social media.

No answering someone’s questions who’s in the room with you.

And of course, consistency.

Personally, I feel that 15 minutes is so unintrusive that I might implement a set of them. 15 minutes in the morning and another in the evening.

That means that I will have dedicated 10,950 minutes in a year to building something very significant.

You can too.

How beneficial would 5,000 or 10,000 plus minutes per year be if invested in a quick and targeted workout?

Writing a book?

Building a business?

Creating an online course?

Learning a foreign language?

The opportunities are unlimited!

My advice: Set aside 5, 10 or 15 minutes for just one week to use for something that will over time, advance your life to another level.

This isn’t for important but non-progressive tasks. Washing dishes, doing laundry, running errands are all necessary things, but those are not for this exercise.

You want transformative things reserved for this time. Building a coaching program to make use of your expertise, launching an online video series — all the life changing shit.

Try this for a couple weeks and let me know in the comments how it turns out.

You got this.

Personal Development Writer | Deante Unlimited podcast, Host | Deante: Under Construction web series, Star | Deante Young Enterprises, Chief Creative Architect

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