The truth is that some can. But there’s a process involved and a road to walk down before you get there.
It’s not about the number of hours after all, but the quality of work done and what you focus on. So, if we all get the same 24 hours, how is it that some achieve or gain more than others?
If you look at things in isolation, then it’s hard to get a true picture of where things are really at. Even if you were to compare two successful people in similar industries or backgrounds, you may look at the end results but it’s the process really that you should be reviewing. What you want to focus on is not so much your situation but your approach or system.
I believe that once you’ve achieved a level of success, that it is possible to work less and achieve more. You put things in place, you have a framework and an approach to how you handle things in your life and you prioritise.You have options. These are things that sometimes you don’t necessarily have in the early stages. Therefore, I believe, initially at least, you need to put the hard yards in and do the work. Carve out your space and build things, one step at a time.
The thing to remember though is that there is no silver bullet. You have to wing it. And the best approach for this is to open yourself up to new experiences and be brave.
Be willing to try new things.
Be willing to fail.
Be willing to do stuff even if you don’t have the skills, expertise or training for it.
Be willing to explore and find out what works for you, what excites you, what makes you passionate.
The more that you open yourself up to this, the more that you fail, the more that you chalk up these experiences, the closer you get to success. Don’t you think?