Pay Your Dreams First

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “Pay yourself first” – It usually relates to the idea of saving a percentage of your paycheck as soon as you receive it and then living on the remainder. This is a much more effective approach than trying to save whatever is left over at the end of the month because we all know that there’s rarely anything ‘left over’.

What many people don’t realise is that this same principle applies not only to money but also to time and energy.

When you’re working full time and/or raising a family, you may find that at the end of the day you just don’t have enough time or energy left to work on achieving your personal goals and dreams.

In order to make your goals a reality, you must make two important decisions:

(1) Decide that your goals are important and make them a priority in your life.

(2) Decide to work on YOUR dreams before you work for other people.

Now you might be thinking. “Anthony – that sounds good in theory, but what does it mean in the real world?” – Good question…Let’s have a look at an example:

Here is a typical work day for most people:

Time
Activity
7:00am Wake up and get ready for work
8:00am Travel to work
9:00am – 6:00pm Work for other people
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm – 11.00pm Spend time with family / watch TV etc
11:00pm Go to sleep


The most practical and effective system for making your dreams a reality is this:

Step 1: Go to sleep an hour earlier than usual

Step 2: Wake up an hour earlier than usual

Step 3: Spend the first hour of your day working on your personal goals and dreams

By following this system, you make your goals a priority and  “Pay Your Dreams First

Let’s look at a revised timetable:

Time
Activity
6:00am Wake up and get ready for work
7:00am Work on your goals and dreams
8:00am Travel to work
9:00am – 6:00pm Work for other people
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm – 10.00pm Spend time with family / watch TV etc
10:00pm Go to sleep


Although it might initially be difficult to make these lifestyle changes, if you can adopt this as your new morning routine, you’ll find yourself on the fast track to creating the life you really desire. Each and every day you’ll be gaining momentum and moving steadily towards achieving your goals.

You really can change your life one hour at a time. Always remember:

Until next time,

Dare To Dream!

Anthony