Right now, my problem appears to be that there are too many things that I want to accomplish. There are not enough hours in the day.

I know from experience that if I don't make something a priority, it doesn't get done. I also know that the best way to make something a priority is to spend time each day on it, but there are only so many things you can block out time for each day, and a calendar has never worked very well for me (stuff happens).

What would you suggest?

asked 11 Jan '10, 18:18

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edited 21 May '10, 16:15


Quote from Abraham:

We encourage you to play with spending 17 seconds on any topic.

If you hold any thought, positive or negative, wanted or not wanted, if you hold a thought purely for 17 seconds, then at the 17 second point, another thought just like it joins it.

And as these two thoughts coalesce, there is a combustion.

And as these two thoughts combust, they are parlayed into one more evolved, faster vibrating thought. And when it happens, you feel it. It feels like heightened interest or enthusiasm.

If you hold that, now more evolved, thought for another 17 seconds, then when you cross that 34 second mark, the same thing happens.

Another thought like the more evolved thought now joins it, and there’s another combustion point. Only this time, it moves much further than it did the first time, because the two thoughts that combined were bigger to begin with.

Purely hold a thought for 17 seconds until it combusts and another thought joins it, and the energy in that combustion is equivalent to 2,000 action hours.

If you work a normal 40 hour a week job, that’s about what you work in a year.

17 seconds of pure thought, allowing the combustion, gives you that much energy. Your action is not very important by comparison.

Cross the 34 second mark, and you can multiply your action by ten. That’s 20,000 action hours.

Cross the 51 second mark, and you can multiply by ten again. That’s 200,000 action hours.

If you can hold a thought, purely, without contradicting it, until you cross the 68 second mark — that’s just four times 17 — you can multiply by ten again. That’s over 2,000,000 action hours equivalent.

We’re talking about accessing the energy that creates worlds.

And the reason that it is not fathomable to most of you is that most of you don’t make it past the eight second mark without contradicting your desire.

Abraham, 10/17/96 — Syracuse, New York, USA


  • 17 seconds is worth 2,000 hours of work (about 1 year)

  • 34 seconds is worth 20,000 hours of work (about 10 years)

  • 51 seconds is worth 200,000 hours of work (about 100 years)

  • 68 seconds is worth 2,000,000 hours of work (about 1,000 years)

Are you really sure you don't have enough time? :)


answered 12 Jan '10, 20:27

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edited 12 Jan '10, 20:33


See also http://spiritlibrary.com/abraham-hicks/only-17-seconds-away-from-your-true-desires

(13 Jan '10, 06:43) Vesuvius

Is this what you do when you go through your items in your manifestation spreadsheet?

(13 Jan '10, 06:47) Vesuvius

That's certainly one of the principles behind it...keeping my attention purely on things that make me feel good for extended periods of time which is the same as keeping my attention on things I want:http://www.inwardquest.com/questions/2981/is-reality-creation-mostly-about-making-ourselves-feel-better/2984#2984 . And if I have something in there that doesn't make me feel good, I use various vibrational processes on it to shift it to a good-feeling place...and then I have another thing in there that makes me feel good :)

(13 Jan '10, 07:22) Stingray

I can only vibrationally be married for 16 seconds hahahaha

(06 Nov '12, 08:38) Nikulas
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answered 11 Jan '10, 22:54

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I use AutoFocus daily, a remarkable intuition-based time management system

(12 Jan '10, 07:43) Stingray

If something on my schedule had to fall by the wayside----because as you mentioned, stuff comes up and the best of intentions can be crowded out----I put that on the top of my priorities for the next day. That way nothing can be habitually put aside. If it doesn't get time from me one day, it will on the next. If something important gets missed today, I don't need to feel guilty about it, it's OK, because it will get done for sure tomorrow. This plan doesn't have to be in writing, if you don't like to do that, only kept in your mind.


answered 11 Jan '10, 21:03

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LeeAnn 1

Perhaps you should use the law of attraction get some additional time. ;)


answered 11 Jan '10, 21:19

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But is it a zero-sum game? Don't I have to give up some time in one area to get some time for another area?

(12 Jan '10, 03:44) Vesuvius

Actually, yes. But I wonder what would happen if you wished for more time without thinking about giving up anything. Perhaps you would feel less inclined to some activities. Nevertheless, here the management strategy is the most important, so treat my answer with a distance.

(12 Jan '10, 14:26) Asklepios

I have read about how many successful people use appointment books, and have every day scheduled out exactly by the minute. There is no over time for them. If they have it marked that they visit you from six to six thirty then that is it, six thirty they leave! You may be in the most important interesting conversation ready for a great breakthrough that could solve world hunger and they say look at the time I have to go now. Because they have something scheduled from six thirty to seven next.

I read it takes a lot of discipline to do but you achieve so much more than you ever did before, you make yourself your own work slave and you are never off the clock! I wouldn't doubt it if sleep is scheduled too, this much time scheduled to sleep, shower from this time to this time three minutes to get dressed, breakfast from this time to that time etc...

If you think of it, it does seem most efficient, I mean if you were a robot or computer that would be exactly the way everything would get done. Everything set in place perfectly and nothing allowed to interfere or change the set program worked out in the schedule.

It may seem that they have no time for relaxation, to be stress free but that is scheduled too like fifteen minutes to relax at five to five fifteen. Probably sex is scheduled too it makes sense it would be actually for people like this. If they say schedule everything that would be part of everything.

I don't know if I'll ever be that organized myself, it seems I never have time so maybe I need something like that myself to take the pressure off of everything.


answered 12 Jan '10, 19:26

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Wade Casaldi

edited 12 Jan '10, 19:45

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