While celebrities like Elon Musk make the world admire with their high work intensity, some celebrities have achieved success by knowing how to manage their free time. According to them, it is good to create daily habits to reduce laziness, but also take some time for yourself.
People like Steve Jobs or Albert Einstein understand well how important this free time, or “Non Time” is to success.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, lifestyle, and have to worry about what others think. Don’t let opinions make a fuss. other people’s voices drown out your inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition,” said founder Steve Jobs.
According to studies and actual evidence from famous people like Steve Jobs and Albert Einstein, successful people are those who know how to manage their time rather than stick to work. They establish a daily routine and spend some time relaxing, doing nothing.
This is the time for celebrities to relax their thinking, develop creativity to go to new successes. It can be half an hour of walking, 15 minutes of relaxing bath, 20 minutes of meditation or an hour of yoga.
Speaker Steven Kotler, and author of “The Art of the Impossible” said that non-time is simply when you are alone, away from the noise. of life to think for themselves.
For Kotler himself, “Non Time” is from around 4 a.m. when he starts writing until 7:30 a.m. when the world wakes up to go to work.
“The pressure of the day’s work is not there at this time, so you will have the luxury of patience. If a sentence takes 2 hours to be perfect, it doesn’t bother anyone,” he said. Kotler said.
According to speaker Kotler, work pressure will force the brain to focus on many details, activate the left hemisphere and make people not have time to visualize the whole picture. Worse, we end up stressed and stressed by the pressure, creating unhappiness and distraction.
“Time constraints are a fatal weakness for creativity,” said Speaker Kotler.
Steve Jobs drove a car without a sea
Scientist Albert Einstein probably understood quite well about using “Non Time” to stimulate the brain as well as creativity at work. Many of his brilliant scientific ideas came to him while he was leisurely sailing and “doing nothing”. The only thing Einstein did at that time was to enjoy some free time for himself, away from the pressures of life.
Similarly, Steve Jobs is also famous for being an effective time manager. Professor Adam Grant of the University of Wharton says most of Steve’s breakthrough ideas come at times when he lets go of everything to spend time on his own.
Of course, using “Non Time” to do nothing is only part of what makes geniuses successful. They also have to put in a lot of effort to work. Especially like Steve Jobs, he knows how to manage his time effectively to create “Non Time” gaps for himself.
There is an anecdote about how Steve Jobs used to drive a car at the end of his career. Some said he wanted to excel, others said he didn’t want to be watched. But former computer security expert Jon Callas who worked for Apple understands the reason.
According to Callas, the Apple founder discovered a loophole in the California vehicle registration law. That means car users have a 6-month window to get a new registration plate, meaning they can drive without a license plate for 6 months.
So Steve Jobs contracted with Mercedes to change his car every 6 months, the reason was to save time on procedures and waiting. In return, the automaker gets free advertising.
In fact, Steve Jobs was very clever not to waste time on useless things. He set up a car exchange mechanism to have time to do other things instead of wasting time on the process of making a new car and many other administrative documents.
Steve’s 6-month car exchange system can be classified as a “Time Asset” when an action saves him time in the future. It is similar to writing an equation so that it repeats itself to help you solve many problems in the future, creating free time for other things.
So if you want time to “do nothing,” try to create more time assets and organize your work properly. Sometimes the most amazing ideas come when you’re not thinking at all.