That means I have to be very careful to carve out some time in my life, and then spend that time working on the very few and essential things that will have the greatest impact in achieving my goals. For example,
It may be interesting to you (maybe not) to outline my week simply. I work an 8 - 5 job. So I've started getting up at 5:30am. Because of some other commitments, I have to leave the house at 7:20am. That should give me an hour and half to have some quiet time to myself and get some things done. However, I'm a snooze pusher so I waste 10 minutes there. This morning I had to shovel the driveway, which cost another 15 - 20 minutes. Anyway, I usually end up with about 30 - 40 minutes in the morning to get work done.
I go to work, come home and spend time with my family. There usually is not time to get much done before bed, which I am trying to get to earlier. Usually by 10pm. I need eight hours of sleep, so this is stretching it. But sacrifices must be made.
Long story short, I had commitments, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights, with the only night free being last night (Thursday). If I don't make time in the morning, then most likely it is not going to happen. Therefore, I need to focus on those few things I know have the potential of reaping the greatest gains. So today, I wrote that email. Now it's lunchtime and I'm writing this. So little by little, I'm making headway.
I read the book "Crush It" recently by Gary Vanerchuk. He says to work on your stuff for six hours a day (9pm - 3am is what he recommended). Sorry dude, I wouldn't last a week. I know my life is too busy, with too many commitments, but it's what I have to live with for now and what I have to work with.