Time, Value.

Being and working on your own basically boils down to one thing – maximizing the very limited time available on your hands to derive the best results. Maximizing is not just a matter of how many hours can you pull into something, it is also a matter of how do you spend your hours, leaning heavily into the old paradigm of quality over quantity. Twelve hours a day of doing the same over and over again is always worse than 3 hours a day of doing something new and doing it well.

This leads to making tough decisions in life. Even though everything in life can’t be measured, you can’t often sit back and wait for things to fall into place forever. Sometimes it is better to hedge and lose than to die wondering. Strangely, this is something that covers both the personal and professional realms, even though it is easier to pull this off in the professional than personal. Sometimes, there is really no nice side to what you have to do. You just have to grit your teeth and pull through it.

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6 thoughts on “Time, Value.

  1. Dearest, I have read this through several times and still I am wondering, what is the point that you are trying to make? Are you having to face a tough decision over how you occupy your time? And if so, have you decided to opt for what might be a risk? And if so, do you want reassurance from your readers? Or is it that you’ve decided you’ll carry on doing the ’12 hours a day’ thing and just grit those teeth? If it’s any help, I nearly always opt for comfortable – I’m not the most risk averse person and find stability in routine even if it is mind bogglingly boring.

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  2. Dear Marie, It sorta surprises me knowing how good a reader you are that you didn’t understand the gist of what I was trying to tell and trust me I wrote this in a very layman language. My whole emphasis was on the idea “don’t wait for things to happen”. I wasn’t seeking any answers and was just stating scenarios.

    My sincere apologies for the delayed response. This little nephew of mine keeps me tied up whenever I’m home.

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  3. Neal, perhaps I’m not as good a reader as you think I am.:) Or perhaps I just didn’t connect – sometimes people do that, you know? Sometimes you think what you’ve written is as plain as the nose on your face, but to others it isn’t. And anyway, how come nobody else has commented – does that mean that they understand you? It really is a matter of opinion, don’t you think?
    When I re-read your piece, given the information about what it’s supposed to be about – then of course it made sense.
    No need to apologise about delayed responses – not a problem! πŸ™‚

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      1. I didn’t think your words were hard towards me Neil – I hadn’t realised that they were meant to be. πŸ™‚
        Anyway, what’s a little misunderstanding between friends? Much love back dear.

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