The following piece is a Guest Post by Adele Mitchinson.
Relates really well to our @OneMinuteBriefs concept.
The hour glass filled with sand slips through the pitt and ends on a pile of minutes past.
How many minutes today did you spend procrastinating? How many did you spend on idol thoughts? How many did you waste not thinking of anything at all?
I once heard a story, of which I cannot confirm its legitimate substance, however the idea made me think. Einstein was supposed to have one set of clothes, but multiple pairs. Same shirt, same trousers, same socks, same under crackers. The idea being that he needed to use all of his attention on thinking of great and profound things. So by eliminating the need to think about his clothes freed up a little bit more thinking time.
Now imagine for a moment that you could strip your day of every thought, useful and not so useful. Place it into a box and explore something else. Collate all the time you wasted. Could you have solved that brief that's driving you crazy? Complete another degree? Find the cure for world hunger?
I would like to conduct a small social experiment. Tomorrow morning when you wake try and make a record of all the time you could have used while you were waiting for a file to save, or watching the kettle boil or picking out those matching socks.
We all own the full 60 seconds in a minute, it's what we do with it that sets us apart.