This just hit me. I have all the time in the world, and I’m the one who is choosing how to use it.
I often hear you complain (or laugh about it, so as not to start crying) how you don’t have the time to write when I ask you why you're not writing (after you tell me you want to). And I was thinking about it for days and days and days...until it hit me today.
I was checking something on my phone. Twitter or email. And then I stopped myself. I thought, “Wait, why am I doing this? For what purpose?” I couldn't answer this question. It seemed urgent, those little notifications on my phone, but I also knew it wasn’t important. So it could wait. Or it could get unanswered. Because it didn’t move me toward my goal, which is to write a bestseller.
And so I thought I must share this with you. Because so many of you told me how you wish you had more time to write.
You have all the time in the world.
Every morning you wake up and choose how to spend that time. It accrues, like pennies. Over the years you either get closer to your goal, or you don’t get closer to it at all. It's simple math.
So what’s your goal? And how much time every day are you putting toward it? Why? Who stands with a stick over your head?
So take control of your time. You’re the boss. Use it to get you to where you want to be in 5 years, in 10 years, on your deathbed, proud of what you’ve accomplished and having no regrets.
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