Archive for November 2005

What Will Other People Think of You?

Don’t waste a moment of your precious life worrying about what other people will think of you. No good can come of it. The truth is that you’ll waste far more energy imagining what others think of you than those people will ever invest in it themselves. Most people are far too preoccupied with their…

Polyphasic Sleep Log – Days 23-24

Just a few things to report in this polyphasic sleep experiment update. Shifting Perceptions of Time. The sensation that time is passing very slowly that I mentioned in the previous polyphasic log update continues. I’m amazed at how long this weekend seemed to last. To measure time as the passing of days no longer seems…

Show Me Your Battle Scars

Whenever you set an ambitious goal, it’s virtually guaranteed you’ll encounter some roadblocks. There’s no reason to let that stop you though. A roadblock isn’t much of an obstacle for a human being. You can climb over it, walk around it, blow it up, get someone else to move it, or otherwise bypass it. Roadblocks…

Polyphasic Sleep Log – Day 22

One of the most important (and highly unexpected) developments that recently occurred in my polyphasic sleep experiment was a change in my perception of the passing of time during the naps. When I began this experiment, if I took a 20-minute nap, I’d sleep fairly lightly and awaken feeling that about 20 minutes had passed.…

Million Dollar Experiment – $2654.08 Manifested

166 Public Participants. So far 166 people have publicly joined the Million Dollar Experiment. And most likely there are even more people participating privately. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to create hundreds of new millionaires as a result of this experiment? $2654.08 Manifested. That’s our current group total so far (my personal total is $868), but…

Polyphasic Sleep Log – Day 21

I’ve lasted 3 weeks now on the polyphasic sleep experiment. It’s been quite an amazing experience, and unless some unforeseen roadblocks occur in the weeks ahead, I’ve decided to stick with it. Things I Haven’t Tried. I’ve received several questions about things I haven’t tried, like napping at my desk or eating different foods than…

Polyphasic Sleep Log – Days 19-20

I’ve had some further developments regarding my polyphasic sleep experiment, so I figured an update would be in order. Lucid Dreaming. On Monday night I had another lucid dream during a nap I took just after midnight. This one wasn’t as vivid or as long as the first, but I consider it a significant development…

How to Earn $10,000 in One Hour

Many books on time management recommend the practice of thinking of each hour of your time as being worth a specific quantity of money. It’s an extension of the “time is money” concept. First you figure out what your hourly rate is, and then you use that as a guide to determine where you should…

Jnana Yoga & Bug-Free Beliefs

In Hinduism there are said to be several paths that lead to the cessation of human suffering. These are known as the four yogas: karma yoga (action, work, service), bhakti yoga (love, devotion, worship), raja yoga (meditation, mental control, “psychic” exercise), and jnana yoga (knowledge, philosophy, enquiry). No one yoga is better or worse than…

Polyphasic Sleep Log – Days 12-18

I had made a note on my calendar to write a polyphasic sleep experiment update this morning, so here goes… Today I’m beginning my 18th day on polyphasic sleep. I’ve been able to do a lot more testing and tweaking over the past week, and overall I’ve been very pleased with my progress. Flexibility. I’ve…