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Let’s Get Our Priorities Straight – Work/School < Creative Projects < Free Time

“The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure.” — Laurence J. Peter

So, you’re at work or school. While you should be doing something productive, you end up staring out the window. Suddenly you hatch this great idea for a project that you scribble down on a piece of paper.

You spend the rest of the day planning it out in your head.

However, when you get home it doesn’t look as attractive. In fact, it seems like a lot of work.

So, you end up sitting on the couch watching Netflix.


Well, your priorities (as many others) are prioritized as: Work/School < Projects < Free Time.

Pen, Calender, To Do, Checklist

Item number one: Get a calendar for the current year.

When you’re at work or school projects seem like fun in comparison. When you could be working on projects, your free time seems a lot more fun.

What you need to do is to develop a system predicated on your specific schedule and routines that allow you to do more of what you want and less of what you don’t.

If you’re comfortable having these ideas without acting on them it’s fine. No one will think less of you for it.

However, if you actually want to have them see the light of day it’s in your vested interest to identify why you don’t act on them.

For me it became a lot easier when I realized that every single one of us has an ultimate deadline. One day we won’t be able to act on those ideas any more.

The thought of dying without having acting on at least some of my ideas made me feel really sad. So, that pretty much kicked my ass into gear.

If you want a deeper understanding of your specific issues are and what you can do about them you might want to consult a professional who can help you sort out the issues if you have a hard time doing it yourself.

Once you understand that part it’s a lot easier to create systems that enable you to get things done.

Ideas without actions are worthless.

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