Productivity

You still have time.

Geia Sas you ferociously talented mammal you...

I'd like to start with a quote from one of my favorite Screenplays:

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.” 

― Eric Roth (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)

Today's topic: time.

If I've been asked once, I've been asked a thousand times:

"How can I do what you are doing?"

The beautiful thing about loaded questions like this one is the question behind the question. What these well-intentioned souls are actually asking me is:

"Where's the shortcut?"

Which is why the answer is always the same...

It takes time. In my case, it's been a 15-year journey. Lots of failures. Lots of false starts. Lots of hustling. Lots of heartaches. Lots of ups. Lots of downs. Lots of time.

There are no shortcuts. And, truth-be-told, you don't need them. You have time on your side. 

You really really do. 

So don't be in such a big damn hurry. You'll miss out on the important things like character growth, networking, innovating on ideas, refining your skill-set and about a hundred other qualities you'll need to become an expert in your given field.

Anyone promising you shortcuts or lifehacks is selling you a load of crap with a bow on it. 

Sure you can learn from other people's mistakes, but real wisdom comes from living. And, you simply cannot jump the queue without doing some significant damage to your own personal and professional development.

Just remember...you have time. 

Now take a deep breath. Roll up your sleeves. And, get to work.

Here's to doing the next right thing...

Steve Knox


 

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