Step 17 - Elon Musk's 14 hour work day vs the 4 hour work week
The myths of our time
There is a book, you may have heard of , called the 4 hour work week. Once people read this book they completely change their mind set from working 8 hours per day at something they hate to now only working 4 hours! Amazing, isn't it? Well, yes, except for the fact I don't want to put any hours of my week into something I dislike.
Well, that's what most people in society strive for: To work less. Is it laziness? Tai Lopez says no! In this 67 steps, he elaborates on the fact that most people aren't lazy, they are simply doing something that they don't like to do, hence, it feels like work! Once you find something you truly enjoy doing, you will want to do more of it and won't be trying to figure a way out of it.
This 67 steps encourages the viewer to understand the myths of time, for example Tai used the analogy of someone who found their soul mate and is about to get married. The person says that he's found a way to only spend 4 hours of the week with their soon to be spouse and the rest of time would be spent doing whatever he liked. What would you think in a situation like that? Why would you marry a person you only want to spend 4 hours of the week with? You are marrying the wrong person!!!! Now, transfer that analogy to career, if you only want to spend 4 hours of the week doing it then you are in the wrong career. Don't get married, meaning don't make it long term.
The great entrepreneur and founder of pay pal Elon Musk has a great saying about time and effort:
"If you work 100 hours per week when everybody else is working 40 hours a week, you'll accomplish in 3-4 months what would take about a year."
Hence, the amount of time you put into doing something will determine the time and level of success you will achieve. If you only put about 40 minutes everyday and the other person is doing 14 hours, who do you think is going to succeed first? Obviously, the person who has put 96 hours over the other person!
The suggestion in this 67 steps is not to become a workaholic but to rather deviate from the myths that society has about time. Being an workaholic means having an imbalanced life but having a 4 hour work week means hating what you do which can cause an imbalance so you don't want either situation. No extreme is good, learn how to stay in the middle, balanced.
Finally, you must be excited about what you do everyday as one day when you are old you will look back and remember the days you had the energy to work and get things done! So, don't waste your time sitting down, watching tv and time pass by, you will have old age for that, get things done today, a lot of things!
Enjoy the sweet side of life.
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