If you spend 8 hours per day working, 8 hours per day sleeping, 4 hours per day cleaning, cooking, washing, fixing, organising, commuting and liaising, you only have 4 hours per day to live
If you practiced for 8 hours every day, took 28 days holiday and did not practice during weekends, until you were 80, you could amass 10,000 hours in approximately 15 different skills (roughly 5.37 years per skill).
If you practiced 8 hours per day every day, with no time off, it would take you approximately 3.42 years to reach 10,000 hours of practice.
If you practiced 8 hours per day, 5 days per week (or 40 hours per week), it would take you approximately 4.81 years to reach 10,000 hours of practice.
There are only 2,080 weeks in 40 years.
I’m 29 now. If I live until 80, I only have a little over 50 summers, winters and new years left.
- That’s around 12 world cups.
- Not counting MHV research, I read around 6 books per year. That means I only have 300 books left to read in my entire lifetime. I have to accept that there will be an awful lot of things that I don’t know when I die.
- I lived with my parents from birth until around February 2017, in which time, I saw them every day. From February 2017 until today (Jan 2020), I have seen them around 4 times per week. I probably have around 20 years left with both of them, in which time, I plan to continue to spend 4 days per week with them. This means that I have already spent 71% of my time with my parents and only have 29% of my time left.
These home truths were inspired by Tim Urban’s article, The Tail End.
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I hope these truths serve you as much as they serve me.