Everyone encounters problems or issues that can hold them back, prevent or limit their success, either in their personal or business life.
The question is . . . what’s your problem? What’s holding you back?
You want what?
What is it that you’ve always wanted or dreamed about?
- A great body
- A new car
- A loving spouse
- A rewarding career
- A trip to . . .
Do you want it all? Whatever it is, why haven’t you achieved it? What exactly is stopping you? If I may, it’s very likely that you are stopping you. As an adult you have control over your own life, no one else. You make the choices. You either complain and remain or move and groove. You can either take action, or wait for your ship to come.
We all hit stumbling blocks, but a stumble is not a fall and a fall is not permanent.
Over the next few blogs I want to outline some of the things that we allow to stand in our way. When we understand what we’re up against, we can eliminate excuses and determine which things are completely under our control. This way we’re able to correct or change it. Gaining understanding will eliminate fear, because when problems are broken down they’ll become projects or challenges rather than insurmountable odds.
The way we see the problem, is the problem.
~Steven R. Covey
Time enough at last
All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that.
We’ve all heard someone say that they don’t have enough time in a day. Well if that’s true then why do we all seem to have the time for what we really want to do? Like watching TV, tending to farms on Facebook, and other things like that? If we have the same 24 hours that Michelangelo, Ford, Walton, Jobs, Edison, Oprah and Franklin have or had, can’t we make the most of it? It’s the one thing that levels the playing field and makes everyone equal, the time we have in any given day. It’s what you do with it that’s essential to success.
Praying for time
For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.
Maybe we should track our time to find out what we do with it. There may be areas where you can find some time. Are you doing all you can to steadily move towards your dreams, desires and goals? Do you list everything you need to accomplish in your day, in detail?
Jim Rohn said “Never begin the day until it is finished” so take some time to design your day, either on paper or on digital paper (the computer) and follow it.
A precise schedule (managing your time) simplifies your entire life. Instead of waking up and thinking “what do I have to do today?” you instead have it scheduled so it’s already taken care of, laid out in front of you. Create a life grocery list. Just like with with food shopping you would go aisle by aisle and successfully accomplish your goal, but instead of food, it’s your life, career, family and success.
Let‘s say you have to drop the kids at Soccer practice at 3PM. Put it on the schedule but write down the time you need to leave to be there for 3PM. if you need to leave at 2:45 and you get a phone call at 2:30 you know you only have 15 minutes to talk. Always wanted to write a book, schedule 30 to 60 minutes and write just one page per day. That’s 365 pages in a year, which is a completed book (in many cases) in only one year. That doesn’t sound too hard when you look at it that way, does it? What do you want to accomplish? Schedule the steps you need to take into your existing schedule. Everyone has their life which includes commitments, family and friends. A schedule will help you balance it all out.
A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time.
All along the watchtower
I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.
If you aren’t convinced that it’s possible to find the time you need, let’s look at this breakdown of 24 hours.
- Start with 24 hours
- Sleep: 8 hours
- Work: 8 hours
- Family time: 4 hours
- TV Time: 2 hours
- Exercise: 1 hour
- Start building an ark: 1 hour
That is 24 hours!
You can coordinate this in any manner that suits your life and goals but boy doesn’t that look like a lot of time in a day? When you consider that some people sleep less than 8 hours, many spend less than 4 hours with their family, not everyone exercises for one hour per day and I don’t know anyone currently building an ark (although the weather has been a bit crazy) well then you may be able to find even more time than the above example.
Get organized and track and control your time.
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
Rock Star Life Coach & Sales Trainer