People often tell me what they want to be.
Often, their big goals represent something they are not doing currently… like a new career.
Or something they cannot perform today… such as run a 5K race.
The question is, “Are you doing what you want to become?”
You keep saying you are going to start that important goal.
You keep thinking about it.
But, what are you doing about it?
Did you do anything today to move closer to your goal?
When is the right time?
There may be a better time.
But, there is no such thing as a wrong time.
There is just time.
So busy. So hurried.
You have so much work to do that you feel like you never rest.
When do you fit your life in?
Do you even remember your personal life? Or has it become a blur of commuting, work, and errands.
You need to make time for you.
You have dreams inside you.
BIG things that you want to accomplish.
Yet, you have never started many of them. Your dreams remain thoughts in your head.
You have convinced yourself that they are impossible. Or you don’t know where to start. Or you don’t have time.
What’s stopping you from pursuing your dreams?
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I was talking with a colleague the other day. He was marveling that a mutual friend had published his first book. (Which turned out to be a bestseller in its genre!)
He was happy for our friend and said that he would love to publish a book himself someday, but finished with, “I could never do that…”
To his shock, I told him he was right… he couldn’t do that.
He got a little indignant and shot back, “Why not?”
I said, “Because you just told me so.”
Recently, I caught myself wasting time dealing with a negative person.
I’m not talking about a web troll or the like. It was actually a business associate who was caught making negative comments behind others’ backs.
After being bothered about it for quite some time, I decided not to let the issue waste any more of the team’s time. As well, this individual would not be given the chance to disparage others again.
Do you have to deal with a negative person that takes up too much of your day?
You don’t have time for negative people in your life.
Five years ago today, I posted my first blog post.
Five years later, I have established Time Management Ninja as a known entity in the time management domain. It amazes me when people approach me and tell me they have read one of my articles.
It also startles me to think I have been doing this for five years.
It doesn’t feel that long. In fact, I still enjoy it as much as when I started. Yet, I could never even imagine that I would bring TMN this far. Five years has been a long road in building something I truly enjoy.
How long have you been working on your dream? Have you started it?
And more importantly, what could you accomplish in five years?
What big goal have you always wanted to pursue?
You have been meaning to do it forever.
You tell yourself that you will do it next year… or when things settle down… or when you have more time.
Yet, none of that ever happens. And that goal or dream that you have always told yourself you would accomplish has been sitting on the shelf for ages.
What goal are you “late” in doing? Will you ever get to it?
You had big goals.
Yet, you have fallen off of them lately.
Your goals have been sitting idle, but you still want to accomplish them. Even though you are down, you haven’t given up.
What will it take for you to get back up and pursue your goals?