When I was 21 years old, a gentleman asked me what I thought the
value of an hour was. I honestly did not know how to answer the
question. He went on to teach me one of the most valuable
lessons I have ever learned.

He suggested that the value of an hour was priceless. This
confused me some, so this is what he said to me.

"If you invest one hour each day in understanding yourself and
your environment better, you will accumulate nine 40-hour weeks
over the course of a year!"


As you can imagine I was blown away when he put it to me that

Nine 40- hour weeks? This seemed impossible until I did the

365 days, times one hour each is...yup, nine 40-hour weeks!

He went on to ask me how good I could get at something if I did
it all day, every day for just over 2 months. Well, you already
know the answer to that.

I thought I could be awesome!

He went on to tell me that over the course of just five years, I
would have invested the equivalent of 1,825 hours of focus on
whatever I desired to accomplish my life.

Imagine for a minute, how good you can become at anything that
you did one hour a day for the next year.

How fit could you get? How much more in love would you get and
give? How much more money could you earn?

Let me suggest that one hour is a small price to pay in
comparison to the payoff.

Just one hour a day may be the razor's edge you need to really
get the results you want in your life.

For me, the decision was easy. I have been studying human
potential and the mind for over 20 years. Each time I think I'm
getting a good handle on it, I am gently reminded of how much
there is to observe and learn.

Is getting what you want worth an hour a day? I certainly hope

I still manage to set aside my hour to read motivational stories
or listen to inspirational people. They are the fuel for my mind
and it keeps me learning and yearning for more.

Please adopt an hour a day for yourself!

Pick one area of your life that you want to improve and commit
the next 90 days to that one thing.

I assure you that the results you achieve will be well worth the

And remember...you can't take out of life more than you put in.

Author's Bio: 

John Assaraf, aka "The Street Kid", shares the exactprinciples and step-by-step system he used to get free fromthe street gangs of his youth, to become a multi-millionaire entrepreneur before age 30, in his new book "The Street Kid's Guide to Having it All." Free excerpts, reports and newsletter: www.thestreetkid.com/haveitall.