Do powerful people have more time?

Do you feel in control of your time?

Jeff Gissing


The reason powerful people feel they have an abundance of time…is that their feelings of control over many aspects of their lives spill over onto their sense of time.

Joe Pinsker, The Atlantic

Motivational literature often points out that every person on the planet has twenty four hours in a day and 365 days in a year.

It’s true.

However, the way we perceive our time directly relates to our sense of power. Writing in The Atlantic, Joel Pinkser examines several studies which reveal that powerful people feel that they have more time and they feel in greater control of their time.

The real world application is that who have less power often feel that they must quickly make a decision. Quick decisions are often rash decisions:

The Berkeley study concluded that an increase in the perception of available time leads powerful people to be, on the whole, less stressed…

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