Myth #2: You Don't Have the Time
I’ve got news. You'll never meet anyone who “has the time” in the same way you'll never meet someone who “has the money.” This might not be what you want to hear, but you’ll never get to a point in life where you have enough time or money to satisfy all your desires. Both resources are finite. So, that is where choice comes in.
You make time for the things you care about. Pursuing your desires comes down to prioritization and time management. It’s that simple.
First, take a moment to consider your personal goals and priorities. What do you actually want out of life? Who were you created to be? Is God calling you to something specific? Is starting a business an idea you can’t escape? If these questions sound a bit frightening or send you into a quarter life crisis, I’d recommend checking out the Global U Blitz course here: https://theglobalu.org/blitz!
And, if you’ve decided you want to start a business while in school, in a relationship, desiring a social life, working another job, and/or a million other important things, here are some time management tips:
- Look at the habits that are “filler” and unproductive. Instagram, email, etc. Put two time blocks on your calendar and have the discipline to only engage in those activities in the designated time blocks.
- Do not multitask. Yes, fight the temptation to keep 54 tabs open on your laptop. Focus on one task, finish it, and then move on to the next one.
- Work in your work time. Be free in your free time. Yes, you can do it all and still have fun. But, if you spend time partially working while not being focused, you will triple your “work hours” and will not have any time left for fun. Remember, its not about the amount of hours you work, but your productivity.
I know from my own experience, each season is just as busy, if not more so, than the last. So don’t make any excuses. Start now.
Got other time saving tips for people in startup life? Comment below!