The Best Time to Do Everything by Michael Kaplan
Michael starts off this book writing about when he bought a house. If he had bought a house at a different time, he could have saved a lot of money. This got Michael to thinking about all the other best times to do things. He interviewed a lot of people, including vampires (I’m joking), and came up with this book. This book details the best time to do all sorts of things.
When is the best time to get married? Get divorced? Get pregnant with a second baby? Take up a new hobby? Invest in the stock market? Quit a job you hate? There are answers to those questions in this book, and more.
What I liked
This concept is highly fascinating. There are best times to do things. There are right times to do things. There are right orders to do things in. If you knew all the right orders and right times to do things in, you’d be some type of super-guru-life-genius. So many of our mistakes involve doing things at the wrong time. We went to school at the wrong time, or got married at the wrong time, or bought a house at the wrong time, or quit our job at the wrong time. If we could prevent doing things at the wrong time, we’d pretty much have it made.
Some of the things in this book were very insightful. Part of knowing the right time to do something is watching. You have to watch and see the patterns to know when the right time is.
What I didn’t like
This book, while interesting, was more or less a big list. I would have liked to have had a little more science behind some of these best times to do things. Really, this book could have highlighted ten to fifteen of the best times to do somethings and talked about the science behind each one. As is, there is a bit of explanation and science in this book, but there is so much more that can be done with this subject.
This was the best time to write this post. I just know it.
How many of your regrets can you contribute to doing something at the wrong time?
Do you think doing things at the right time could be a stable life-philosophy to live by?