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Sep 23 5 tweets 1 min read
I have a "time ownership" challenge for you.

Read through this short thread if you're up for it.
STEP 1: Identify ONE area where you excel.

Prince excelled as a musician, which is pretty broad. But he was also a tremendous guitarist (Eric Clapton called him the best guitarist in the world). Figure out your one area and write it down at the top of a sheet of paper.
STEP 2: Write down three small things you need to do to get even better at that area.


STEP 3: Write down three small things you want to do to add even more skill/expertise to this area.
STEP 4: Spend from now until next week trying to make progress on all 6 things.

That boils down to 1–2 things per day at the most if you spread it out over the course of the week.
Follow through on that challenge and you'll be taking some ownership of the time you have. I believe time is definitely a “created thing” (as Lao Tsu said), so the key is to not worry so much about the time we have but to invest it wisely while we have it. #endthread

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