How to take your time by Career Hackers

How to take your time

What if you played the long game? It's hard to think in big picture timelines. But, it's a superpower.

Joel Bein
Joel Bein

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Long Game


You may underestimate what you can do over a month, a year, or a decade.

What if you played the long game?

Let's say you're 40 years old. You probably think you're too old to learn new things. But if you focused for just 10 minutes a day practicing the piano, you could be an absolute master in 10 years!

It's hard to think in these big picture timelines.

But, it's a superpower.

If you took off the pressure to accomplish your aims in life or career so quickly, what could you achieve?

Even try pacing out your week. Work on a project for a company for just 30 minutes a day, and over a week you'll have built something substantial.


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Quote of the Day


“Following in another man's path is dangerous.
Do what you're drawn to, no what you think you should be doing.
Do the thing you're attracted to doing, That's what you're meant to do.
That's who you are.”

— Duncan Trussell


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Joel Bein

Joel Bein is CEO at Career Hackers and passionate about personal growth and self-driven learning. As a classically trained musician, he is Founder of the New Orleans Chamber Players.