15/12/2019

We all have 24 hours

As Seneca puts it: « It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. [...] Life is long if you know how to use it. »

When you look at Bill Gates, Elon Musk, or even your average startup founder, it’s easy to feel like you’re not enough. That these guys have a secret reserve of time allowing them to found and grow multi-billion dollars companies while we can’t even finish our Netflix episode on time.

Yet, they don’t. We all have 24 hours in a day. As Seneca puts it: « It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. [...] Life is long if you know how to use it. »

We spend too much time worrying about not doing enough, too much time being afraid of « what will happen if... ». We give all of our creative power to doubts, fears, and laziness because we are afraid to show the world what we can achieve. We worry about not doing when we could just... do.

We all have 24 hoursWe all have 24 hours

So today, I challenge you to take one step toward one of your goals. It could be as tiny as writing a paragraph if your ambition is to write a book. Or, a line of code if you want to build an app. Whatever is that thing you want to do but can’t seem to make progress on: take 10 minutes (yes, only 10 minutes) to work on it today. I mean, as busy as you are, you can afford 10 minutes for something that matters to you, right?

Hopefully, it will help you get rid of your creative block. Please, tell me in the comments what you’re working on!

Time is our friend, not our enemy.Time is our friend, not our enemy.

Last updated: 3 weeks ago

More like that...

Meet Jerry, my personal Portfolio

Meet Jerry, my personal Portfolio

Code named Jerry, and built with Next.js, Tailwind and GraphCMS, this is my first attempt at fully defining my online presence and branding.

How to get started in web development

How to get started in web development

Here are some tips and ressources to get started quickly in web development.