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  • Writer's pictureLars Christensen

The Time Paradox - 1 minute read

Finished October 2020. How strongly I recommend this book 9/10.

This book will get you to take a closer look at your current busy schedule. The book starts by breaking time down into three sections: past, present, and future.

It explains the dangers and benefits of all three and puts them in fascinating perspectives, which caused some interesting conversations at the dinner table with my wife. In the end, the book makes you realize how much control you have of your time, and it's your job to take that control.

This book is good for business, relationships, and life. Buy it here.

  • Suicide terrorism: Time as an explanation—This section was eye-opening into how different we all look at time. I can see myself re-read this when I realize that I need to look at things from a different perspective than my cozy, comfy, western lifestyle.

  • Happiness and time: Only thirty-four percent of Americans claim that they are really happy. This section felt it was taken right out of "Obstacle is the way" by Ryan Holiday.

  • Case Study in successful retirement: I hope I remember to go back and read this chapter in twenty years 🙂 Going from a 55-hour workweek to retirement can be difficult. It's about planning the trips you want for the upcoming year. Maybe work part-time. Stop at your favorite cafe a few times a week for a latte. Think about taking the grandkids on adventures, and write your kid's memoirs.

  • Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden defines success in this way: "Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming."

  • Out of time—Making your time matter: The last chapter is an excellent reminder of how to turn the volume down a bit. Delete the last section of your to-do list and just forget about it.

This is your time!

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