Do You Always Focus On Other People’s Priorities?
As a business or product builder, you have to be the first person to value and respect your time because if you don’t, no one else will. Set boundaries so you can accomplish the important things. Your priorities, your goals and dreams, should come first in your schedule, within reason.
Run Your Own Life
“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” -David Brinkley
If you added up and categorized all your time, how much of it do you spend doing things that other people consider important?
Does your schedule revolve around your friends?
Are you always planning things to align with their availability?
How often do you get a work call or text in the middle of dinner or on the weekend that needs your immediate attention?
If any of these situations sound familiar to you, there is someone else running your life.
The Positive Payoff Of Being Selfish
Everyone’s situation is different. If you have a family, you need to share your time with those people who matter most. If you work remotely, you can be more selfish with your time. But at one level or another, we all need to protect our time when it comes to work.
If you ever want to achieve your goals and dreams, then you have to get more selfish with your time.