We live our lives in moments.
How we live during the minutes, hours and days define the life we’ll have.
Even then, we don’t get to see major change happening in days.
So, when we commit to a goal, we can just believe in the process and keep moving forward with what we believe is the right direction for us.
This approach is ok for a believer and for someone who is committed to something to a fault.
But it does not have to be this way.
You can’t see significant professions in one day or a week but you can see it in a month, over months and definitely you can clearly see if something is working for you or not.
That is why it is a good idea to live life in blocks.
Blocks of 1 month, a quarter. And, 1, 5 and 10 year blocks.
This is also a pragmatic approach to reducing risk.
Use a Time Block Based on What You Want to Achieve
With this approach, we use 1 month as a unit for measuring our progress.
- 1 month block to complete mini-projects or make visible progress on an annual project or quarterly projection. You can learn new skills or write a short book at this time.
- 1 quarterly block to move forward on a mini project, and to test out annual projects to see if it is feasible to pursue that project. You can practice the new skill you learned and edit that short book you wrote.
- 1 year block to pursue what you validated during a quarterly time block. You can start a startup, see if it works, and build a foundation for its growth.
- 5 years to go deep on annual projects that work. You can build a business that gives without you needed for day to day operations.
- 10 year block to go even deeper on that same project. This is how long it takes to build a significant company. In this time, you can also help a child grow and set her up for a bright future.
I have given you examples of how you can use these time blocks. Ultimately, it is up to you what you choose to do with it.