Build at the Same Time

The Point

Build patiently. Productive people naturally feel like they have more projects than they can ever accomplish. Everyone feels this way at some point—that life is just not long enough.

Actually, that’s a feeling of youth and ambition.

Part of maturity is wanting to accomplish things in the small time life allows. Over-committing and feeling the pressure of our own decades-long “to-do” lists isn’t the most mature feeling, however. It’s just another step in the process of growing up.

Learn early on to let go of the lists you make—to wait, work, and love—all at the same time.