It’s Friday, young hustler. Take a deep breath and chill.

Steli Efti
Nov 4, 2016 · 2 min read

You’re young and you want to crush it. You’ve got big dreams and ambitions. YOU’VE GOT PLACES TO GO!

I get it.

But don’t allow your hustle & grind mode to grind you down.

It’s easy to get so caught up in that chase of making shit happen that you loose sight of the bigger picture.

I see it happen all the time.

I’ve been lost in the land of busywork myself for way too long.

At the end of the week, ask yourself:

How busy have I been / how much have I worked…

… and …

How much have I accomplished?

Look at this.

If you’re week has been super busy, but you haven’t accomplished much, then it would look like this:

That red X… not good.

What you want to aspire to is this:

You want to work

  • fully engaged
  • at maximum productivity
  • in a sustainable way.

You still have time to have a fucking life and take care of your physical, mental and emotional needs.

You want to tap into all that hunger and ambition and drive you’ve got boiling inside you. But you don’t wanna look back at the end of your life and regret that you’ve worked too much and lived too little.

(It’s never the other way around.)

Now if you’re a red X candidate… how do you change things?

It’s fucking difficult to make a big change from one day to the next.

So what you want to do instead is to take that huge task, and break it down into tiny steps.

Here’s the first step… Click to keep reading.

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