We have a lot of nonessential stuff, don’t we?
And we send a lot of our time on many nonessential things.
There is nothing wrong with this fundamentally, but how many essential tasks are you setting aside in this pursuit?
You could be, writing that book you wanted to write, spending time with your children, or learning a new skill.
The point is that you can’t complain about not having time to go to the gym and spend all night playing video games.
You can’t watch an hour of Netflix per day and simultaneously complain about not having enough time for X.
When you stop doing the nonessential stuff, you realize that you’ve got a world of time on your hands. That time is yours to reconfigure to move you forward toward your aspiration. You will never truly understand how much time is yours until you strip away the nonessential.
-Tim Grahl, Running Down A Dream