There was a time when my family was told I wouldn’t survive for a night, but I was there the next morning. Then doctors told my mother to prepare for a week or two tops, but I survived for months on end. When I was able to leave that hospital I grew into the child that wanted to do things myself. Tie my shoes myself, read a book by myself, even fix broken toys by myself. (Yeah, I wouldn’t let a broken Easy Bake Oven slow down my brownie production.)
Now, I’m a mother of two college-aged daughters and my tenacity hasn’t diminished. I’ve been through some trials, battles, and massive disappointments but I keep pushing myself to be better than I was yesterday, I keep learning and growing.
Often people think they want to do something, but … it’s not something they’re really passionate about. If you’re passionate about something, you can’t wait to do it, and you’ll clear your schedule and make the time to do it. You’ll find a way, and when you’re doing it, you’re excited and happy (and maybe even a little obsessed).
Really think about whether you’re excited about your goals or dreams … if not, you might need to look for new dreams. If you’re excited, and you’re really working hard to pursue the dreams because of this excitement, you can make your dreams a priority.
That means every day, when you wake up, decide what you’re going to do to make that dream a reality. Then do that task first thing in the day, before even checking email. If you can’t do it first thing, schedule time for it. If it’s a priority, you’ll make the time.
But what about work and family? Obviously those are also priorities, so you’ll have to schedule time for all three. That might mean cutting back on watching TV, doing less Internet surfing, or spending less time on email. Place limits on these routine-type activities, so that you can find the time to work on your dreams.
You might consider waking up earlier, or working late at night when your family is asleep. You might go in to work early so you’ll have some quiet time to work on your dreams, or work on your dreams during lunchtime.
You can make the time, if you make it a priority. Remember to never stop pushing yourself to achieve your goals. You only have one life to live and you don’t want to have any regrets when you look back over your life.
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