If you are exactly where you want to be in life then keep doing what you are doing. If you are on pace to accomplish your goals and you are happy with your life right now then this advice isn’t for you.
But if you have a goal or would like to make a change then its time to get serious about your time.
Its your #1 asset. You only get so much of it. You can’t replace it.
Say no to the distractions. They cripple us. Say no to the fantasy football. Say no to the Xbox. Say no to TV. The average American watches 5 hours of TV per day. PER DAY! Say no to late night sports. Say no to the news. Say no to social media.
Say no to the norm that says you have to trade your time for money. Say no to working for the man for 40 hours a week and commuting an hour each way to get there.
Start saying no to people. Start saying no without feeling like you have to give a reason. Start saying no to the people who don’t respect your time.
Get serious about building the life you want. Put your time where it matters and invest it in getting closer to your goals. Temporarily shut out your hobbies and your fun in the near term to achieve your goals in the long term.
Delay your gratification. Put your time where it matters now so you can take it all back 5 years from now and do whatever you want to be doing the rest of your life.