July 30, 2016 / Leave a Comment
“I don´t have the time” is the most frequent excuse for not pursuing a dream. You can turn a dream into a goal by putting it on paper and then giving it a deadline.
But, how do you find the time to devote to your dream, whether it be to write a novel, learn how to crochet, run a marathon, go back to school or take up yoga? It may not always be easy, but it’s rather simple.
1.- Make a list of all the things you do on any given day that you really DON´T NEED to do, but that you do anyway. Some have become habits and may be so ingrained that you hardly notice. Here go a few common ones:
- Surf the Internet
- Play video-games
- Hang out on social media
- Chat on the phone
- Watch TV
2.- Now make a list of the things you WANT to do but skip because you believe you don´t have time for them. Here are some examples.
- Write a book
- Train for a 5k, a half marathon or a marathon
- Learn another language
- Start a home-based business
- Begin a yoga practice
- Start a new blog
3.- Now vow to stop doing the things in LIST 1 cold-turkey and presto, you have time to do the things in LIST 2.
It´s not rocket science, but it works.