Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. ~Tony Robbins
Challenging your Routine
We all know how precious time is, once it’s gone that’s it! There’s no gaining it back, and whatever you spend time on you’re investing it in that one thing. See, I’ve written this book, two- three years in the making, well four if I counted the actual concept of the book because the thought was there long before words were committed to paper. Each day I would glance at it, peck a little here and there, but with not a real commitment of structuring it into reality, it’s become more of a hobby to past my time. However, during those two-three years I have finished ‘A’ book, it’s a book of my own personal quotes. When I say finished, I mean written, proofed and ready for publishing. But again there’s been no ‘time’ invested in birthing that book either. Call it laziness, call it procrastination. But I have a short attention span and get bored pretty quickly.
This past weekend while watching television, got me thinking about personal development and how much time we spend each day actually doing things to move us closer to achieving our goals or designing the life we want to live. I must have spent four hours actually watching television, I’m one of those people who need background noise when doing anything, so the television is always on. But this weekend four hours was spent giving my undivided attention to this picture box.
Now imagine if you will, two bowls in front of you and a pack of peas. A blue bowl which signifies your goals, dreams, time spent with your family, educating yourself on things that matter to you. A red bowl which signifies time spent anything that takes you away from all that. Each time you do something that pushes you towards your goals, you add a pea to the blue bowl. At the end of the day or week, take a look at how much peas are in those bowls, the amount of peas signifies the time you would’ve invested in that those things.
Blue= time spent achieving your goals. Red= time not spent on your goals. I tossed in spending time with family because family time is an important part of succeeding life. They’re the glue that holds it all together. What’s that? You don’t have a family? Well, replace that with time spent on YOU. Every choice you make matters because those choices will decide how your life is going to turn out if you want to make big changes, achieve big goals or make big things happen. Then you have to respect the importance of all the tiny details you’re investing your time in……”The journey towards your success, begins with a single step in the right direction and even if you get lost along the way, keep moving!”
~Have a Meaningful Monday and remember to spend your time wisely.
©Etta D. Richards