Time is the raw material of creation. Wipe away the magic and myth of creating and all that remains is work: the work of becoming expert through study and practice, the work of finding solutions to problems and problems with those solutions, the work of trial and error, the work of thinking and perfecting, the work of creating. Creating consumes. It is all day, every day. It knows neither weekends nor vacations. It is not when we feel like it. It is habit, compulsion, obsession, vocation. The common thread that links creators is how they spend their time. No matter what you read, no matter what they claim, nearly all creators spend nearly all their time on the work of creation. There are few overnight successes and many up-all-night successes. - Kevin Ashton, "How to Fly a Horse"
Learn to Say "No"...
I am SO bad at saying "No".... it makes me feel like I am missing out on something, or hurting someone's feelings. I myself also hate to hear the word "No" (which my mom and boyfriend will attest to). But I have also heard plenty about how I need to learn how to say "No" to things, and stop absolutely overloading myself with things I should be doing. Reading through this article made me realize that "No" is actually my friend, not my enemy.