We all have time wasters. We all have things that we like to do that does not give us anything in return. We cannot succeed if we spend time on these items instead of working.
By time wasters, I do not mean hobbies. We all need to do things to relax, to take our minds off of work, to connect with other people, to grow ourselves in ways other than professionally. These things help make our life richer.
By time wasters I mean those things that we do that do not contribute to our lives in any way. For example, my time waster is spider solitaire. I do not even know why I like it. I do not like video games and do not like games in general. But for some reason I like spider solitaire.
So is it a big deal? A game only takes 5-10 minutes. The problem is that those 5-10 minutes can really add up during the course of the day. That is time spent that cannot be spent on anything else, work or hobby.
What time wasters are stealing time away from your professional or personal pursuits? You cannot succeed by playing spider solitaire!