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Time can’t be replaced, and the question you need to constantly ask yourself is, “Am I making the best use of my time?” If you don’t do this, you’re heading down a long road to regret, and regret is “sorrow for loss.” In this case, it’s sorrow for lost time.
All the answers you’re looking for on the other side of your first decision to move in the general direction of your talents, abilities, and interests and then modifying your direction as you discover more. Until you make that first choice, time will continue to bleed your life away while you wonder what you’re missing. By making no decision, you’re made the worst one. What’s important is that you get in the car and get your ass down the road!
If you get into a situation where you’re overextending yourself, you’ll create an unnecessary strain that will war against your productivity. Being “super organized” is stressful to me, so I’m willing to live with certain drawbacks in order to do things my way.
The pressure of the deadline is what creates the force that drives out all excuses from your mind and finally lights the fire under your ass. Without the pressure of the immediate deadline, your mind entertains a thousand excuses for why you’re not doing what you should be. Once the long delayed deadline arrives, you’re now under too much pressure to think of excuses. You’re finally getting it done.
Your future is not written in stone, and no prophet, or diviner, can tell you what the cards hold for you. This is all magical thinking that leads a lot of otherwise smart people into perpetual guesswork about how their future will turn out. Life planning cannot be determined by fortune cookies and horoscopes. You—and you alone—are the one who will decide what you will do and how far you will go.
Learn to maximize your time, and you’ll transform boredom into building something for yourself. A bored person is a directionless person. A bored person is basically a slave. They have no greater expectation than living on the plantation of “just getting by” and have no intent to maximize their gifts, talents, and abilities.
Getting things done is what moves you forward in any area of life. Getting the right things done will ensure you’re not just busy but actually edging closer and closer to your personal goals. It’s not about finding things to do. It’s about doing more of the important tasks that benefit you the most. It’s [...]
When someone applies their knowledge and understanding of something to solve real-world problems they are using “wisdom”—and wisdom is the only true means to finding and utilizing short cuts.
If you can maximize your time, you can maximize your life, and that results in a multiplication of your resources—and multiplication beats addition every time!
In football, you can go to the Super Bowl by avoiding turnovers. In life, you can achieve your best by avoiding the train wrecks. In order to do that, you’ve got to keep your “caboose” on the tracks. Sometimes things can happen—or situations arise—that you can do nothing about. It happens to all of us. [...]