Ever feel like hmm why am I reading here when I can be doing something more productive?

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So hard to pinpoint how much time is too much, when every minute of the day can be used for bettering your life.

But even when I'm on this forum like tonight for 30mins, I feel like I'm already wasting time.

Anyone else suffer from this disease? No matter what I do. I always question is it worth the time? On the phone, work, car, what kind of information I take in... should I be doing this, or REALLY be doing this?

Because so often I'm doing something, and step out of myself, and realize "wow I am really wasting a load of time". I think people honestly don't realize how much time they waste on a daily basis. My boss had a customer call today for 2 hours when he just started a new business a week ago. I told him 90mins of those 2 hours he could have spent generating leads, he laughed and said "do I need to start telling you when you're wasting time?" I said "no, I do that enough already".

But really, people love to waste time. Myself included. =]
I think theres some sadistic type of comfort to it too. Although I've never been able to put my finger on what it is.
#feel #hmm #productive #reading
  • Profile picture of the author Christines Dream
    I think it's call avoidance. (of the things we don't like to do).
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    So maybe if I can somehow allot throughout the day, only things I like to do, then I won't feel like I'm wasting time anymore.

    Ok so I like making money. So from now on I will only do that. =]
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    • Profile picture of the author The Real Deal
      My procrastination has become worse and worse over the last few years, and yes I do feel guilty! It's really awful to feel like you have spent a whole day "just taking care of business" and answering emails etc. when you know that you could have done something so much more productive.

      I have decided that 2012 is the year that I will stop procrastinating and start to take better care of my health, but so far my track record is not brilliant...
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      • Profile picture of the author Mo Sheikh
        I use to feel the same way, and honestly sometimes I still do. I actually started thinking about it in a different way that helped put my time into perspective and helped me focus in only on the things I felt truly important.

        Let's say you spend two hours a day on WF, watching TV, or whatever. Multiply that by 365 days in the year and you get 730 hours per year. Divide that by 24, and you're spending 30 days of the year simply on WF (or whatever activity)! Over a 50 year span, that 30 days per year equals 4 entire years! Imagine if that time was spent on more productive tasks, or tasks that had a more direct impact on your life!
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      • Profile picture of the author gel lang
        Originally Posted by The Real Deal View Post

        My procrastination has become worse and worse over the last few years, and yes I do feel guilty! It's really awful to feel like you have spent a whole day "just taking care of business" and answering emails etc. when you know that you could have done something so much more productive.

        I have decided that 2012 is the year that I will stop procrastinating and start to take better care of my health, but so far my track record is not brilliant...
        I wish there was a "LIKE" button lol.. I feel the same way.. No bodys perfect I guess. So we should just take it one day at a time and see what happens from there.
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  • Profile picture of the author jacklang
    I've always felt that time and money were the same in that aspect: the more you have, the more you tend to waste. Thoughts?
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    • Profile picture of the author packerfan
      Originally Posted by jacklang View Post

      I've always felt that time and money were the same in that aspect: the more you have, the more you tend to waste. Thoughts?
      This is pretty true in my life...
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  • Profile picture of the author iconoclast
    I know, as marketers, there are always projects that we want to complete. While ideally we should be working on those projects, there are much worse things we could waste our time on other than absorbing information on the Warrior forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author Audrey Harvey
    I tend to read WF when I'm having breakfast or lunch, when I wouldn't be working anyway. I can then relax and enjoy the threads without feeling like I should be doing something else.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Not really. I read and leave posts, and i still feel productive. If i can find one new strategy to implement because of something that i've read here, i call it a very productive day. Other than that... i think simply knowing about the Warrior Forum's existence is productive. After that, then it's just time to implement and put into action what was learned each day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Troy_Phillips
    If you are finding the WF a waste of time .. you need to learn to use the tool.
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  • Absolutely. I have now limited my time on the forum to time-blocks each day. For example I will work from 11am-1pm without opening the Warrior forum, facebook, email etc, and then I will take an hour break and spend some time catching up etc.

    Then i'll work solidly for another 2 hours. Since I started this my productivity has gone through the roof.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanmilligan
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    I learn in here, as does everybody else. So when I feel like coming on WF I do. I rarely 'waste' time anywhere else.

    I don't really feel like it's a waste of time though.
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