Concept: You’re good at what you spend your time on
I am sure you’ve heard people say that they are just not good at anything. That is not true. I know some excellent TV watchers. They are so good at it, they know exactly what is on at what time and the name of all the characters in the shows. Furthermore, they know the emotional and character pitfalls of every single repeat character. It’s actually quite impressive. There is an interesting finding that points out that if anyone spends 10,000 hours on anything, they will become a master at it.
Everything you’ve ever learned is from personal experience, one way or another. So be very aware of where your energy goes. I’m sure you have heard of financial budgets. The same idea can be applied to your time and energy. If you’re up for it, here is an interesting experiment for you: Write down exactly how you spend every moment of the day. People tend to break their day into 15 min increments. 15 minutes is about 1% of your day. Some people spend 30 minutes getting ready in the morning. Some people even spend a full hour and a half driving each day. I can’t believe they spend a full 6% of their life driving. Keep a log for one week, as people’s habits seem to revolve around a weekly schedule. Then break down the whole list, maybe even into a pie chart. (Pie charts are so cool, they can prove anything.) Ask yourself, “Am I comfortable aimlessly browsing the internet with 4% of my life?” It’s a harsh experiment. Not many people take a good, hard look at how they spend their life.
So what do you put your energy into? Your passion, of course. The thing that you where built for. If you’re a hand model, well damn it, put as much energy as possible into being a hand model. Obviously, you still need to eat. That’s why you need to figure out a quick and efficient way to get food. Waste as little of your time as possible on life’s little errands, like paying rent, going to the dentist, or begin stuck in traffic. That time you spend studying to get a pay raise isn’t about the money. No! You want free time, because God knows you were put on this earth to be the best hand model ever. And if you can make more money, you can work less, and that gives you the opportunity to spend hours practicing wearing watches while gesturing just the right way. In fact, everything you do, from unclogging the downstairs toilet in the morning, to making love in the afternoon, becomes about fulfilling your ultimate purpose.