Are you in too much of a hurry?

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. Theophrastus d. 278 B.C. One of the most common complaints I hear is lack of time; most people I know feel constantly stressed over too much to do in too little time. But have you ever thought about how always being in a hurry can dramatically affect your life? Let me tell you about a famous study conducted in 1973 by Professor John Darley and doctoral student Daniel Batson at Princeton University. To carry out the study, the researchers recruited a group of seminary students. Seminary students were chosen because the …
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Becoming more productive

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.  William Penn 1644 – 1718 One of the biggest issues people face today is being overwhelmed. Most people complain of having too much to do and too little time; they seem to be unable to manage all of their responsibilities. I often work with people to help them become more productive. The goal is to help them achieve more and still have time for a life. When they first come to me, they mistakenly believe that I can magically create more time, or that I can provide secrets that …
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How’s your timing?

Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them. Dion Boucicault 1820 – 1890 These days, everyone seems to be short on time. So many people here in America are multitasking constantly and sacrificing sleep, yet they can’t seem to catch up. There just aren’t enough hours in the day. Or are there? As it turns out, humans are notoriously bad at judging time; our brains simply aren’t wired for the task. A 2011 study by researchers Jennifer T. Coull, Ruey-Kuang Cheng, and Warren H. Meck observed that “There are no sensory receptors specifically dedicated for perceiving time.” And so we rely on …
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