Back in high school, here in college, and (I’m assuming) professionals in the work place often fail to do it. And if they do, then, like me in high school, it may only be for a couple weeks (if that) at a time. But going to college here in New York City, I have no choice if I want to achieve all my goals and aspirations. I have to squeeze the most I can out of every week.
Before I can do that though, I have to make the most out of every day. Doing this takes a combination of time management, focus, and more. Perhaps most important of all, however, is the willingness to do whatever it takes to achieve that which I desire to. For different people this willingness entails different things. In my case, it means busting my butt six days a week (click here to read about the other day), far beyond eight hours a day.
There’s nothing wrong with working eight hours a day for work, school, or whatever else. Afterall, that’s what most people do. But I don’t want to be most people. I can’t be. It’s not something I’ll ever allow myself to settle for. Personally, with what I want to accomplish, I must work twelve to fifteen hours a day minimum. This time isn’t just spent on one thing, but it’s not spent on frivolous things. With time management and focus, my days are scheduled so I can get the most out of them as it pertains to writing, entrepreneurship, basketball, school, and everything else. This is (in a broad sense that I’ll elaborate on in a future post) how I squeeze the most out of a week.
Of course, this is all much harder than it sounds and thus not for everybody. But in my experience, it’s always worth it. Afterall, you’ll never get the most out of life if you only hustle nine-to-five.
Until next time.
P.S. – At some point (though I know not when) I’ll elaborate on squeezing the most out of a week. I gave a very broad sense of what it looks like for me, but I think going over what it may mean for different individuals could bring value to you. And it’s because I want to provide value to you that I’m writing these blogs in the first place. So stay tuned…
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