Turns out, you do have enough time...

What's missing to become a time master?


Written by jack friks

Last Updated: Mar 12, 2024

hey friend, it’s your friend: jack 👋. Turns out, we actually have plenty of time…

The myth is that there isn't enough time. There is plenty of time. There isn't enough focus with the time you have. You win by directing your attention toward better things. – James Clear

What we lack is focus. Today I wrote a little short story about mastering time. I hope you enjoy it.

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes 44 Seconds

A talk with the time master

Human: Oh dear time master, thank you so much for giving me the gift of time… You are such a kind master.

Time Master: It was not I that gave you this gift: It is your birthright to be given this gift of time.

Human: Oh, but I’ve come to ask a question you see, I’ve used up all of my time on things that did not really matter to me, so now I need a simple favor.

Time Master: What may this favor be?

Human: Please gracious time master, can you give me some more time?

Time Master: Hahaha, oh my friend… I’m sorry but I cannot do such a thing. Just like it is your birthright to have time given to you, it is also your birthright that this time is finite. Not even I can get more time than I am given. One becomes a master of time by making the most of their time, not by creating more of it: such is impossible.

Human: Oh no no no, please Time Master, then can you please reverse my time so I may live through it differently? I beg of you.

Time Master: I am sorry, I cannot do that. Like I said, being a master of time does not mean altering how time flows or past flowed. A master of time is one who makes the most of the flow in accordance with the life they want to live.

Human: What can I do now then, to become a master like you? How must I change, to become someone like you? How can I find the strength to amount to your greatness? It all seems too impossible for me to master, I am lost.

Time Master: Fear not old friend, for the struggle you feel means you are making progress. You are much more capable than you can currently imagine.

Human: Old friend? Do I know you? I don’t think you know me, I am not capable of much: I am a lost cause.

Time Master: Hahaha, oh how funny you are. Here, let me take off my helm and show you… You see… I am you, my friend, I am you with time on my side, there is plenty of time to be indulged, it is only a matter of focusing on better things; the things that you most care about. That is where all of your time should go. Focusing on what you want to see more of. If you want to get more things done then you must focus more on the things you most want done.

Things to help you before you go

Simple focus techniques:

Set a timer for 20 minutes, focus on a single task, repeat.Adjust the timer up to 90 minutes as your focus muscle gets stronger.Take breaks of 5-10 minutes: also try “Pomodoro” cycles, or look up “Deep work”. 

Simple sessions of deep focus every day working on what you want out of life will change your life.

What really matters to note:

You have enough timeYou don't have enough focusFigure out what you want to focus onFocus more on that.

The hardest time to focus is when your monkey brain is telling you to just do this other thing for 30 seconds, these are the most critical times for staying the intended course. If you want to get what you want done: set your intentions and stick your focus to them. Wonder afterwards.

That’s all for today, take care my friend, of your focus and of your time <3
your friend,
- jack ♠️

Whenever you're up for it, there are 3 ways I can help you:

Curiosity Quench: Destroy your scroll addiction— and get on a roll with the stuff that actually matters. (app)

Consumption Control: Learn how to control your consumption tendencies and get on a roll with the stuff that actually matters. (eBook)

You Were Built To Create Cool S**t : Click to start. (book)

Creation log update (skip if you want)

Our mission to end doomscrolling is going well. We just passed over 5000 installs in less than 2 weeks of being available on app stores!! If you still haven’t tried out Curiosity Quench yet, go install it and let me know how I can make it better!!

Tons of people have been helping me make the app so much better in the quencher club discord, you can join it too for free once you install the app (it’s linked inside).

We are also now at $300 in revenue from the app which makes me grin pretty wide as now I can not only cover costs, but also buy some of the premium pasta brands. Thank you so much quenchers <3

My 2nd book is going well, we are at 40,000 words now and its mostly just me cutting from here on out and adding a few more short chapters to tie everything together in the most helpful way possible. this book is phase 2 of 3 for ENDING doomscrolling, you can check it out here.

I’ve never felt this on track in terms of not only progress, but purpose and meaning for a mission in my life: I must keep going! WE WILL END DOOMSCROLLING.

I love you guys, take care <3

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