What is 168 Hours?

Each week you have 168 hours to use. This blog covers my ramblings on how to use them as effectively as possible.

It's not about stuffing as much as you can into the 168 hours. It's about ensuring that you use the 168 hours as best you can to ensure you get to where you want to go in as relaxed a state as possible.


The problem that I have with goal setting is that it implies you are not comfortable with where you are now. So, being goal fixated – and goal orientated – can lead to you being continually in a place where you are unhappy for most of the time. And that can create a mental state that is not personally effective.

Now, I am all for having an idea of where you want to go. But, being fixated on goals, milestones and deadlines can create the wrong attitude in your head. It can prevent you from enjoying and appreciating “now”. Of being in the moment and appreciating it for what it is. So there needs to be some balance here, surely?

It also can concentrate your focus so that it is too “internal” and whilst you are trying to sort yourself out the “external” world is changing and passing you by. As the world changes opportuities are created on a regular basis. Opportunities can easily be missed or overlooked if you are focused totally on your goals.

So, on balance I prefer not to be too goal orientated. Most of the exciting changes in my life have come about as a result of observing and then responding to opportuities; not by being goal focused.

So I am happy to avoid detailed goal setting in exchange for ensuring that my values and beliefs are in order and to use these to evaluate opportunites as they arise.

What say you?