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An hour is not a day long

In 55+ years, most people learn that an hour is not a day. Expecting to accomplish in an hour a project that takes a day or more is rarely a useful or winning strategy. Making plans to spend the same four hours working on five different projects with each one needing somewhere a minimum of six hours on a good day is likely to work just as well as using the same $500 to pay for six different things, each one costing $1,000.

Just call me a slow learner and I promise I won't claim I've got it yet.

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don_fitch
Jan. 16th, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
Work is a four-letter word.
Feel bad about it, if you wish, but don't feel unusual. I know very few people who don't under-estimate how long a project/job is going to take, or who don't project much too much accomplishment in any given number of hours. And I've never been one of those few.

Furthermore... you can expect it to get worse. Somewhere not all that far beyond age 55 practically everything starts taking longer and longer to accomplish. (With the possible exception of sexual climax, unfortunately, though I don't have dependable statisics on that.) And, in the words of the 100-year-old farmer in Southern Indiana who still plowed his 40 acres behind a mule, when asked "I suppose you don't work as hard as you used to?": "Work just as hard as I ever did. Don't accomplish near as much, but work just as hard". *sigh*



nancymcc
Jan. 17th, 2010 03:11 am (UTC)
I do both the money thing and the time thing. The money multiplier is an especially slide if it's a windfall (like a $200 bonus from employer).
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