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Time is Precious: Episode 3Doctor Who: The Masters Fob Watch

By Daniel Hansen

Today's Episode:

  • What is Time?
  • Time Wasters
  • Time Helpers
  • My 5 F’s

Time is Precious

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come.

We have only today. Let us begin.

~ Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa's right, time is precious. Once it's gone, it's gone. We all have the same 24 hours in a day. What you do with them can make a difference.

I realized how precious time really is when only yesterday (30 years ago) my son was born. Yesterday I was changing his diapers and tomorrow he'll be changing mine. I find there are too many distractions like World of Warcraft and TV that all had to change when I needed to change the direction of my life.

I find even when family comes over the distractions start. I finally got a caution sign on my door that reads "Do Not Disturb Writer at Work. I now get that time because people see that I'm seriously working and creating not playing.

What is Time?

  • A dimension and measure of events ordered by past, present, and future
  • It’s what clocks were made for.
  • Topic of business, industry, sports, science, and science fiction

In the Episode Blink (2007), the Doctor said

that people assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect. But actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey... stuff.

Time Wasters

  • Social Media
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • YouTube
  • Checking email all the time
  • TV/Movies/Reading
  • Computer games
  • Procrastination

Time Helpers

  • Limit social media
  • Read emails once a day (Tim Ferris)
  • Reading for personal development
  • Just do it!
  • Schedule or Plan
  • Priorities

My 5 F’s (Priorities)

  • Faith
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Fitness
  • Finance

Book Recommendation:
The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, With Over 100 New Pages of Cutting-Edge Content. by Tim Ferris

References:

Blink. (2007, January 1). Planet Claire. Retrieved May 20, 2014, from http://www.planetclaire.org/quotes/doctorwho/series-three/blink/

Time. (n.d.). Retrieved May 20, 2014, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/time