“In all thy undertaking, let a reasonable assurance animate thy endeavors; if thou despair of success, thou shalt not succeed.”
Keep in mind that these are guidelines for shedy and all must negotiate their time to see how and which disciplines they can fit in. It would be counterproductive to try to fit 5 hours of spiritual practices in a lifestyle that only has 2 available. It would be unduly stressful. Therefore, there should be a minimum but that can be much less than the guideline suggestions but with the intent to build up to a dynamic spiritual practice that will effectively lead to spiritual advancement.