'I Don't Have Time' Is Not the Real Problem - Darius Foroux - Deepstash

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The Reason We Are Stuck: Our Direction

Our real problem is not the lack of time, but a lack of direction, as we all have the same number of hours in a day. We think we need more willpower or motivation, but the truth is that we only need direction.

If we start everything at once, trying to take care of our finances, health, diet and learning at the same time, we are bound to crash. That’s a lot of time wasted.

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The Two Things To Ask Yourself

If we are struggling with productivity and not making progress despite our efforts, we can ask ourselves the following two questions that focus on our direction:

  1. Where are we going?
  2. What do we need to do to get there?

There is uncertainty seeped in these questions, but embracing the uncertainty is part of the process. We have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.

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Stop Making Excuses

We are hiding behind the logic and reasoning we give to ourselves for being unproductive or non-committed to our pursuits, most of which are pure excuses.

We need to make things simple and get into action mode, understanding that our mind is showing resistance, wanting to stay distracted. Our actions during challenging times define who we are, and bring direction to our lives.

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