Remember that famous Rolling Stones song "Time is on your side"? Well, they are 100 percent wrong!
I just turned 33 this week, and if there is one thing that I have learned, it is to "Not waste any time".
If you are going to school, GET it done.
If you are working on a book, GET it done.
Starting a business, Get it going.
There is nothing worse than procrastination.
My brother bought me the new Arnold book for Christmas, and I can't put it down. There is a scene where Arnold is giving a speech in a College, and some student asked "How do I fit time to work with all these class?"
Arnold replied, "How many hours are there in a day?"
The student, "24"
Arnold: "So how many hours do you sleep?"
Arnold: "How many hours do you have class?"
Arnold: "So what do you do with the other 12 hours" "That is an excuse".
For 2013, I want to really get busy and stay motivated. Time is not on my side.
I remember when I wrote my first book. A friend told me I should do it, he was more financially successful than I was, and so I figured I may as well just do what he said. It was a daunting idea, but I thought that since so many other people had written books, I could probably handle it, too.
Back then I had a funny compact computer that had a seven inch screen, and a proportionately tiny keyboard. I sat down in front of it, and started typing. Next thing I knew, it was time to go to bed. I was so focused that I had forgotten to eat dinner.
I woke up the next morning and kept writing, and again it was late before I knew it. But I had run through my ad-hoc outline. The book was done, just one day after I started it.
Sure, I had to spend a week editing it, rearranging it and formatting it, but that part's easy. You know the hard part is done, so the rest is light and fun.
It is a beautiful day outside.The temperature is in the mid 80’s; it’s sunny, low humidity, peaceful with a light breeze.Most people would probably agree that this sounds like a very pleasant day.
Most of us could agree on the key factors that make up a beautiful day, but there would be a lot of debate on how to assign a value to each.
It is impossible to assign a value to every element that makes up a beautiful day.Each part of the day is important and relies on the other elements to make up the day.If just one of these elements is off (no sunshine, high humidity, etc.) the quality of the day suffers.
As silly as it is to say that a light breeze makes up 10% of a great day it’s equally silly to give different teachers a percent of a student’s success or failure.