So why 20 minutes?
I’ll explain by telling a little story.
My friend and I are working on this little business idea on the side. One day, I got home exhausted. I wasn’t in the mood to do anything productive, but we had been getting distracted too often recently, so I willed myself to text him.
“not gonna be able to do tonight, let’s reschedule”
I felt relieved, but a little disappointed. It was going to be another day sitting in place. I realized I didn’t want that, so I texted him again.
“how about a meeting with a definite end? 15 minutes, so we end at 10:15 PM”
He said yes, we synced on Hangouts and got a great deal of stuff done in those 15 minutes.
I realized that was key. I realized first that doing something is always better than doing nothing. One step a day adds up to 100 in 100 days. Zero steps a day leaves you in the same place.
I also realized we overestimate how much time we need to be productive. My friend was probably assuming the meeting would go 1-2 hours. I would have said “hell, no” to that meeting. 15 minutes? Easy.
By giving myself the permission to work a smaller amount, I actually got something done. And that’s the reason I chose 20 minutes for this blog. No matter how ridiculously busy you are, you have 20 minutes to put towards something you really want. I don’t care if your name is Barack Obama. If there’s something you want to do (exercise, study, make music), maybe you can try this too. That’s all I have to say for today.
Lol, this post is definitely Medium-style. I’ll reserve judgment for now.
Time: 49 minutes, 30 seconds
-Finished Tutorial #1!
What the game looks like at the moment:
Note: most of this is an image I loaded.
-How to push pixels with my image assets
I’m gonna have a little staging site soon, so you can see my code run as I write.