It’s difficult to be successful if you always procrastinate and can’t seem to get large projects done in a reasonable amount of time. You can’t do the bare minimum and expect to succeed beyond your wildest dreams.
With that said, you certainly don’t have to work all day, every day either. We all have 24 hours in a day. How is it that someone with the same 24 hours you have is dramatically more successful than you are? It’s not because they’ve magically invented more time. It’s because they use their time better. In fact, they likely get a lot more done than you in a much shorter amount of time— leaving them space to sip margaritas on the beach, as is the common image of the wealthy.
If you want to become more successful, you need to get much better at managing your time. Part of this comes from knowing where you’re going— the business planning we talked about earlier.