So the big question of this article is, do successful people watch television. In a word “No”, or at least not all the time. They use it as a reward or when they really want to watch something specific. But they understand that it can be a gigantic waste of time. So here are the top quotes of why we should turn off the TV and answers the question “do successful people watch television”. And in the end of this article is a quick tutorial on how we can cut the TV out of our lives.
If You Watch TV It May be the Reason You Are Not Successful
From Dr. Laura to Lifehack.org just do a search on the subject and you will see how the subject is defined as to why you should limit television viewing if you want to be more successful. I dont think it is just a matter of wasted time but also it deters you from doing those things that can help you succeed. For instance reading a book, or another important task you can do in place of vegging on the couch. So how do you cut the cord? What if you love sports, movies, or just are plain addicted to relaxing in front of the TV?
I experienced all of those and it was quite hard to give the “Tele” up. But in the end what I did was just went cold turkey. First, I looked over my cable bill and realized I was paying over $100.00 just for TV so I took my box back and told them to just give me internet service. I had enough left over to upgrade to the fastest internet and still save a pile of money each month.
I didn’t want to be without television because there are a few things that I watch and I also wanted it for emergency purposes. So I did some research on HD antennas. I found two that were highly rated the Mohu Leaf 50 Indoor HDTV Antenna and the Winegard FL5500A FlatWave Amplified Razor Thin HDTV Indoor Antenna both are great antennas and a toss up of which one to choose. I ended up getting the Winegard model and installed it and had High Definition channels on my TV within a few minutes.
So I basically watch TV only when something important is on. I have Netflix for movies and TV series I can catch up on all at one time. I use TV as a reward and watch less than an hour a day. And more than that I saved over $80.00 a month in cable bills and have a lot more time to do more productive things. So if you want to do what I did you can look at the quick video below on how easy it is to setup an HD antenna and you too can get more productive!