Make Each Minute Count
"Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs."
John Ershine, a well-known author and professor, once wrote that he learned the most valuable lesson of his life when he was only fourteen years old. It came from his piano teacher. "How many times a week do you practice, and how long do you practice each time?" the teacher asked. John replied that he usually tried to practice once a day, generally for an hour or more. The teacher warned, "Don't do that. When you grow up, time won't come in long stretches. Practice in minutes, whenever you can find them - five or ten before school, after lunch, between chores. Spread your practice throughout the day, and music will become a part of your life."
Looking back, John saw that advice as a good formula against "burnout". He also saw it as a way to live a complete life as a creative writer, apart from his regular teaching duties. He wrote the bulk of his most famous work, Helen of Troy, while commuting between his home and the university.
After a foolish deed comes remorse - Kenya
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