Makers...need to have large blocks of uninterrupted, unscheduled time to do what they do. To create and think.
I keep a maker’s schedule because I believe that anything else is anathema to deep work or creativity.
Seneca writes that if all the geniuses in history were to get together, none would be able explain our baffling relationship with time. He says,
No person would give up even an inch of their estate, and the slightest dispute with a neighbor can mean hell to pay; yet we easily let others encroach on our lives—worse, we often pave the way for those who will take it over. No person hands out their money to passers-by, but to how many do each of us hand out our lives! We’re tight-fisted with property and money, yet think too little of wasting time, the one thing about which we should all be the toughest misers.
Time? Time is our most irreplaceable asset—we cannot buy more of it. We cannot get a second of it back. We can only hope to waste as little as possible. Yet somehow we treat it as most renewable of all resources.