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The Only Finite Resource - Time

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I have been doing a lot of reflecting recently about the finite resource that we all have and what separates the people from repeating the cycle of non-improvement from those who never satisfy their appetite for getting better and achieving more.

Let's face it - it could possibly be the same element that brought every member of the forums here in the first place.

Anyway, the way I have been using it recently to discourage myself from returning to gaming is writing down how much time it would take to "achieve" things in games versus the time it would take to achieve bucket list items in life. You would be surprised how much extra time you can create for yourself in life to achieve your life goals by removing games. For example, using Cam's recent video on WoW:

 

168 hours to get to max level in Wow.

Compared to:

56-130 hours to train for a Marathon.

170-182 hours to study at college per semester.

 

You could use the same formula for consuming content. The original thought came from a podcast where someone compared:

71 hours to watch all Game of Thrones.

Compared to:

60-80 hours to get a Pilot's licence.

 

I am going to work on this post a little bit more to make a personal database to help me stay on the straight and narrow, but I thought I would put the idea here if anyone else thinks it might be of use for them.

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45 minutes ago, giblets said:

Let's face it - it could possibly be the same element that brought every member of the forums here in the first place.

Yes, I think I mentioned that a few weeks ago as well. We have a limited amount of time and we can only do this much with it.

I guess the important thing to realize is that healthy hobbies generally spread across time a lot more than addictions. It's not difficult to watch 70 hours of series during a week, but studying for 70 hours a week is impossible for most, and even if it was possible, I wouldn't think it would be efficient at all.

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