Make time for things you care about

We all have 24 hours a day.

Make time for things you care aboutWe all have 24 hours a day.

We all have 24 hours a day.

We like to be busy. At least we like to say we are staying busy.

But the reality is that 24 hours is a long time. Enough time to: work on companies, do homework, watch TV, write, travel, etc.

There is so much out there to do! The challenge is figuring out the right combination of things to work on that “maximize” the day. You can define your own definition of “maximize.” To me, that’s growth and happiness.

I hate the excuse “I don’t have time…”

You do have time. You just don’t care enough about it.

Rarely, if ever, in my entire life — have I worked for 24 hours straight. I can think of a few specific instances in the past two years, be it a certain project or comp sci project, but EVEN THEN — I had time to write a blog post, eat 2 to 3 meals, etc.

We make time for things we care about.

The hard part is figuring out what we care about. When we do not have solid priorities, or perhaps ones that are misaligned with what we want or say we want out life, things get messy.

Our actions do not match our words.

We start spending time on things that we, perhaps, should not care so much about.

You do have time. If you care about what it is you should be doing, then you will make time for it.

You will sleep less. You will watch less TV. You will wake up earlier.

For example: the gym.

“I don’t have time for the gym”

Bullshit. You have 24 hours. We all do. There is tons of time for the gym in there.

Perhaps you just don’t care about the gym enough.

Do you have enough time to go meet Bill Gates for lunch? Surely.

But the gym is not as important to you as Bill Gates may be.

We are constantly reminded, by validators (internal and external), how our priorities are working.

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By jordangonen on May 11, 2017.

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Exported from Medium on February 17, 2018.