Hello my friends, here’s an interesting question for you –
How much does your television cost? What is the price you pay to watch TV?
You might be trying to remember how much money you pay for it, but the real core of this question refers to the latent price you’re paying that most of us don’t take into consideration.
I want to offer you the thought that television costs you way more than you think. The problem is not with the TV itself, but the way people use it (like with a gun – it’s not the gun, but the things people are doing with a gun.)
Here’s an amazing data:
The average person is spends 2 hours and 48 minutes a DAY watching TV.
That is almost 20 hours a week…
Which is more than 82 hours a month…
And that adds up to 41 FULL DAYS a year!!
This means that the average person who started to watch TV at age of 10 will spend 1,440 days – almost 4 years – watching TV by the time s/he is 45 years old!
Have you ever thought about how a life of this 45-year-old would have looked like if s/he had invested half of that time on self-development? A hobby? Sports? Important relationships? Building a business? Reading? Learning something new? Creating more income sources?
Let us now imagine that this person would watch only quarter of the amount of TV as talked about above. This means that the person would have 3 full years of his/her life to promote the things that are important to him/her the most.
Do you know how much money you can create in 3 years?
What kind of spectacular relationship you can build?
What health condition could you achieve from investing time in exercise and good nutrition?
How many books could you have written? How many paintings could you have painted? How many inventions could you have come up with? How much quality time could you have spent with your kids? With yourself?
It amazes me every time I meet people who claim that if they had more time, everything could look differently.
The truth is – you have time. The question is – what do you do with it? How do you manage it?
People throw all the blame on a lack of time, but don’t examine their own choices and habits.
So think about it – how much does television really cost you? When you don’t do the things to reach the self you truly want to become, couldn’t there have been ways to prevent that from happening?
What can you do about it?
The first step is awareness – awareness of your actions. Once you realize that it is just a bad habit, and you make yourself aware of this behavior, it can be changed easily.
Second step is abundance consciousness – the knowledge that you have plenty of time. Time is a recourse that serves you and there is a lot of it!
Third step – focusing on your goal. What is important to you in this period of time? To be with your kids? To lose weight? Learn how to cook? Heal your relationship? Define your goal.
Fourth step – efficiency. After you have defined you goal, be determined to invest the free time you have in said goal. Set your priorities, perform small actions everyday that will supprot your goal and gradually increase your time and energy with your goal setting process.