No matter how you shape it up or how many excuses you make, everyone gets 168 hours a week. It’s a matter of how you spend it and what you’re doing with all of that time? The average person sleeps 6-8 hours, the average work shift is 7-8 hours, travel time, cooking, eating, quality time with those you love, etc. Now let’s get down to the nitty and gritty of this.
Let’s say give or take you have 4-5 hours a day of free time to yourself. What are you doing with that time? How are you utilizing that time to work toward your goals? Are you goofing around on social media? Watching Hulu or Netflix? Playing games on your phone? Having long conversations on the phone with family and friends? Guess what? You have goals you said you wanted to accomplish.
You had a long day at work? So did the next person who’s in the same industry you want to be in. You’re tired, you’ll do work tomorrow? Is that going to be your excuse for the whole week, that turns into next week, the following week, then next month, then in a few months. Then the year is done and you haven’t accomplished a thing you said you were going to do.
Life is busy? Yeah, so is everyone else’s. I have so much to do, it’s hard to maintain. I get it, organize and compartmentalize it all. Plan out your day, think about your goals for the day and the week. Once you do that, start with doing things on certain days of the week at a certain time. That will develop consistency and discipline and before you know it, you’re working toward your goals daily and then you’ll add more days.
We can make excuses or actually buckle down and do the work. I’m not saying work 4-5 hours after work everyday. I’m not saying spend your whole weekend doing work. What I am saying is develop the discipline and time to do what’s important to you if you want to achieve success in what you love. It’s all in how much we want it, remember that.
That’s my blog for today, be good everyone and go accomplish your goals!