One of the main reasons people are upset about how their life turned out is because they set aside what they really want to do in life. If you take a good look at your situation now ask yourself what is holding you back from taking 10 minutes out of your day to do something that will only enhance your life. When you enhance your life, aren’t you also enhancing others’ life? Let’s move forward just a bit.
Now we have someone who is has this passion to build a platform (you decide what your platform is) and what is the next step? This is where a lot of us spend time lagging. It’s actually procrastination, but your response will be “I’m thinking of a strategy” or “I”m going to start this weekend when I get away to a coffee shop and just think” or you are one of those who likes to talk about what you do and that’s good enough.
It doesn’t matter the reason if you are covering up procrastination with an excuse you will know it. When you realize that is what you are doing then you need to ask yourself “is this something that I really want to work toward?” If it is, then you will take the initiative to make things happen. Your “free-time” will be dedicated to turning your dream into a reality.
While I don’t have a lot of time to watch television, I do like the show “Shark Tank”. This isn’t a promotion for that show, but I like watching this show because you get to hear different people talk about their new product and their dreams. You can easily decipher between someone who is a dreamer and someone who is working to turn their dream into a reality. The other thing I do is, I read about different entrepreneurs. You never hear of a successful entrepreneur say “Yeah I sleep till 10 and then I work on my vision”. You hear them say “When I got home from work, I took care of my family, and then I would spend a minimum of at least an hour working to see how I can make this work”. The put the time and effort into making things happen. These are the movers and shakers.
Side note: At the same time, not all hobbies and passion are meant to be turned into a career. Yeah I’ll say it. There are people who love being in plays, but they have no desire to become a superstar in that industry. I will say to those people you still fall in this category. Find things that you enjoy so you can take your mind off of everyday stress.
Couple of questions:
At the end of the day, who is responsible in making sure you succeed? Who is responsible in understanding your vision and what you want in life?
Move forward people. Don’t stay in the same place. Make a positive difference while you are at it.