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.
Let's say you're going to put ten hours of effort into something, either a project or a habit. Your goal, or one of them, is to get as much out of those ten hours as possible. What will be important at the end isn't the number of hours put in, but the results.
One of the factors contributing to how effectively you spend your time is how you divide it. Do you do it all in one chunk? Ten one-hour chunks? Six hundred single minute chunks?
The answer to that depends heavily on the task, but for many habits, daily execution is ideal. You can break something huge like language learning into daily chunks that are manageable. You get the benefit of constant forward momentum. It's easy to remember that you're supposed to do something every day.
Someone asked, at a recent reader meetup in Budapest, how I do things every day. At this point it's such a fundamental part of who I am that I don't have an immediate answer other than: I just do them. But having to answer an earnest question made me think about it in depth. I used to be the kind of person who couldn't do anything on a regular daily basis. What changed?
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.