Grab a pen and a calculator and try out this calculation:
Enter the age (in years) at which you intend to stop working.
Now subtract the age the age you started full-time work.
Now multiply the result by 48 (I’m assuming that you do take some time off each year but, if not, multiply by 52)
Now multiply that by the average number of hours you work each week
Now look carefully at that number
That’s the total number of working hours remaining to you
for the rest of your working life!
It’s not a huge number is it?
If it had a £ sign in front of it and you had that much money you wouldn’t exactly be rich.
It really is not a LOT of time!
Most important of all, it’s not a renewable resource!
How much of your working time are you prepared to use for deserving causes (planning, training, investing in your future etc.)?
How much of that time do you regularly give to people about whom you know nothing (unexpected visitors, interruptions, phone calls etc.)?
Do make sure that you use your time wisely because the only certainty is that tomorrow there will be less of it!
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