“The faster you move, the slower time passes, the longer you live.” -Peter H. Diamandis
Time is relative.
Sure, we all have 24 hours in a day, but the reality of that time is perceived vastly different for each individual.
Some may be experiencing years while others are only perceiving a matter of months.
How? Because your perception of time is based upon the distance you’ve traveled rather than the number of minutes passed.
According to Einstein’s relatively theory, the faster an object moves, the slower time goes.
Thus, the faster and further you move in a desired direction, the slower time moves.
Wrote Benjamin P. Hardy,
“Living congruently with our ideal is how time slows down.”
This article will explain how to 10x your progress and make time slow down.
Here we go.
Slow Down to Speed Up
“You need to be doing fewer things for more effect instead of doing more things with side effects.” -Gary Keller
In our world of infinite options, it’s easy to get caught in the weeds. It’s easy to commit to an array of tempting opportunities and continually be tossed to and fro.
But this is the exact opposite of how you slow down time. In fact, this is how you race through weeks, months, years and then wonder how they all flew by.
If you are not deliberately pursuing one direction in your life, time will not slow down. Rather, it will speed up and things will become increasingly complex and confusing.
Your time will be working against you rather than the other way around.
In contrast, when you slow down and pursue only what matters most, your time will also slow down.
You’ll be moving five steps in one direction rather than one step in five directions.
You’ll be shifting the needle on what’s important rather than what’s merely “urgent.”
You’ll have more control over your time and achieve more in a day than most do in a week.
Get organized. What is important?
Focus on Getting Results Rather Than Passing Time
“Most people don’t think in terms of results because their security is in a paycheck. However, when you shift your focus from how little you can do to how much you can do, you change how you work.” -Benjamin P. Hardy
Most people don’t have urgency. They haven’t got tight deadlines. Because they get paid for their time rather than for their results, they’re more focused on letting time pass by than they are at getting results.
Thus, their time moves very quickly. They are living for the weekend, but even that moves quick because they aren’t making any tangible progress.
Switching your focus from letting time pass by to getting results, is how your time slows down. Rather than time being the great taskmaster, you will feel in control of our time, and in control of your life.
Here’s how it works: Parkinson’s law states that a task will take the amount of time that we’ve allotted for it. So, if you have 8 hours to do something, shorten the timeline to 4 hours and there you go, you’ve freed up 4 hours of time that you didn’t otherwise have.
Your time has now slowed and you can make more progress towards your ideal future.
And while it sounds overly simplistic, the more important and equally urgent a task, the sooner it will get done.
Wrote David Kadavy,
“When you think you have 24 hours in the day, you invite yourself to procrastinate. If you find the 2-hour block during which you can do 3x the work, you can’t waste a moment.”
If you want to progress faster, you need to slow down to speed up.
It’s easy to press on the accelerator and go fast. You can fill your day with an array of tasks and feel very busy. But it’s better to go in one direction rather than wander off in 50 different directions.
In short, you need to be doing fewer things for more effect instead of doing more things with side effects.
When you switch your focus from letting time pass by to getting results, your time will slow down.
You’ll be able to achieve more in less time and free up an abundance of time.
You’ll be able to make years of progress within a matter of months.