'Above all to thine own self be true…'
A lesson I've learned is that people make time for what is important to them. Too many people lie to themselves when they say, “I don’t have time to work toward my real purpose in life.” Then they make choices everyday on what seems important for them to focus on.
For example- The average person spends 2 hours a day on social media. Adding those 2 hours up means monthly that person spends 60 hours on social media sites. Now multiply 60 hours by 12 months and you have 720 hours. 720 Hours equals 30 full days. This means the average person spends 30 days a year watching other peoples' lives on social media.
Those 30 days a year would do a hell of a lot towards you reaching your dream goal.
With those 2 hours a day you could learn a new language, start work on that non profit you've been talking about or find funding to launch your dream business, there is so much you could achieve if you prioritized your time.
You don't spend time on Social Media, how about watching sports? Now I’m a big time Alabama football fan (Roll Tide) but consider each game is 4 hours long. That means each month during football season I've spent a minimum of 16 hours watching two teams living out their dreams. Well what if I spent 16 hours working on my own dreams? What if I chose instead to spend 16 hours reading, studying or practicing my speeches etc. how much closer to my dream would I be?
Do you see what I'm saying? When you look at your life and you aren’t where you want to be or you feel trapped, don't look at your environment - look in the mirror. You are the problem and you are the solution. You have to make the decision that you are going to prioritize your goals, make a plan and then work that plan.
You have more than enough time to achieve the life you want, more than enough time to get on a path towards greatness. But you have to prioritize YOURSELF and do the work.
Duncan Kirkwood is a best selling author and global resilience advocate.