One of the most common complaints in the hectic world we live in is being "Too Busy!"
Often people are simply too busy dealing with day-to-day life to find the time to pursue their dreams.
When asked how things are going they reply, "Things are OK, we’re just plodding along…"
The danger of ‘just plodding along’ is that you may never find the time to pursue your dreams.
The most precious asset we have is not money or real estate…It is time.
Time is also the one thing in the world that is truly equitable. No matter how rich or poor we are, we each get 86400 seconds each day. It’s how we spend this time that makes all the difference.
In today’s edition of Dare To Dream, I’d like to share with you a useful exercise that can help you find the time you need to make your dreams a reality.
At the end of this article, you’ll find a link to download a worksheet that will help you complete this exercise. Find a quiet spot where you won’t be disturbed and follow these steps carefully.
Using the worksheet below, identify all the activities you currently spend your time on. To do this, cast your mind back over the last week and write down all the things you spent time doing.
Write down the key goals you are working towards at the moment. (If you worked through last week’s ‘Blueprint For Success’ report, you should already have a written list of your most important goals.)
With your goals in hand, go through your activity list and place either a tick or a cross next to each item. Use a tick if the activity is taking you closer to achieving one of your goals. Use a cross if the activity is not directly taking you closer to achieving any of your goals.
For each item that received a cross, ask yourself these 2 important questions:
(1) Can I modify this activity so that it will take me closer to achieving my goals?
(2) Can I replace this activity with something that will take me closer to achieving my goals?
For example, a person with the above goals and activities could modify their ‘Catch train to city’ activity to become ‘Listen to language CDs on the train’.
They could also replace their second ‘Watch TV’ activity with ‘Family time with the kids’
By making these changes they would then be moving closer to achieving their goals of learning to speak French and spending time with their kids.
Take the time to read and work through the ‘Time Finder’ worksheet.
I hope this simple exercise will help you find that elusive time you need to make your dreams a reality.
Until next time,
Dare To Dream!