In every given twenty four hour day there are 1440 minutes. Out of that day most people average an eight hour block of working time, or 480 minutes. Studies show that of those 480 minutes probably 240 are actually productive. So most people average four hours of actual productivity in any day. The other four hours are usually mental break time or breathing time.
Why am I giving you this information? As I say all the time vast successes are created one successful moment at a time. When those four hours are predominantly successful moments, that vast success will be your experience.
To make those four hours predominantly filled with successful moments, each of us must use them wisely. When moments are less than successful, what do we do with the next moment? Do we refocus and make the next moment successful or do we take that moment to beat ourselves up for failing? If the latter, then it wasn't one unsuccessful moment but two... or sometimes more.
We spend time. We spend it like a currency. The key the wealth is to grow it. The key to growing it is to have more time making money than losing it. That successful outcome you have set for yourself is your “wealth.” Your currency is the minutes in each productive hour. Frivolously wasting minutes on self defeating talk only keeps the ”wealth” at bay.
Have you ever listened to what you say about yourself in those moments? As a friend, I would never let anyone else talk about you that way. Why are you? How does that help? Where does that belief actually come from? Is it your belief or your desire for approval from others? If it is others why are you giving them your currency? What others think about you really doesn't matter. It only really matters that you hold yourself in a positive light each moment. Be an Action Hero NOT a Reaction Zero.
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