You sit there looking at your phone
When I was 34, I found out the chances of me having children was very low. It broke my heart into a million pieces.
If you read one book a night to your child, when they are 5 they will have read 1825 books.
The hard work will be over, when you are sat on a beach with a cocktail in hand, living off your earnings. You have gone through the days of writing the first draft. You have finished editing and revising. You have designed the cover and spent hours putting the book together.
One of the challenges I set myself last year was to increase my followers by 1000. Due to this, I became obsessed with checking my stats. At the height of my obsession, I was checking stats once an hour. All that wasted writing time checking stats.
An outstanding lesson isn't what the teacher does; it's what the student learns.