You Make the Time

We so often have goals and dreams we are actively striving to accomplish. That new project we want to take on that gets us excited and fired up or that new house we’ve been saving for and can’t wait to move in to. Our goals of weight loss and making it big or landing that new job and writing that book.

It’s in our nature to set these targets for ourselves, whether we do it consciously or subconsciously, and to work towards them. Setting the goal is never quite as hard as getting it done is. It’s easy for us to say we want to lose weight or that we want to finish that great new project idea we had. But in practice, it’s oh so much harder to get it done.

Often times we get into a situation where we start on our goals. We start working out, we start eating better, or writing a few pages for our book. But after a few days something comes up, something gets in the way. We have a bad day or life throws too much at us and blocks us from working towards our goal. Pretty soon life has taken over and we stand no chance.

Well that’s what we feel like anyways…

The reality is that we’ve let life win. The truth is that we aren’t too busy or too bogged down with too much to do. The truth is that we lack the ability to double down and get shit done. We lack the responsibility to stay focused and accomplish our goals no matter what. When you look around at those who have accomplished great things you’ll notice that they MAKE things happen. When life throws them a curve ball, they say, “oh well” and they keep on trucking towards the finish line.

photo cred: Anne Nygard

The biggest mistake I heard from myself was, “man I wish there were more hours in the day” and I used to say this to myself all the time. With three kids, a full time job, a small development studio, and my own person hobbies, this was me 100%. I had so much to do that I just didn’t have time to really work towards any of my goals. That’s what I would tell myself….

And I hear so many other people say the same thing, “There’s not enough time in the day” or “If only I didn’t have so much to do already.” And the hard truth about it. The real hard truth, is that those are bullshit excuses. They’re excuses for us to give ourselves a chance to rest. We say these things so that the responsibility, the fault of our failure, is pushed off to something else and we sit back and blame time. Time is the reason I can’t achieve what I want. It’s times fault.

Yet we jump online, we open up social media, and we see some wildly successful person out there doing it, getting it done, and we say, “wow how lucky they are.” We say, “it must be nice to have maids or coaches or assistants. If I had those I could be successful too because I’d have more time.”

And it’s just not true.

photo cred: Aron Visuals

If you want to accomplish your goals. If you want to lose weight or develop that next app. You HAVE to MAKE time. You HAVE to find a spot in your day, every day, and you HAVE to MAKE time. You have to set aside this chunk of time and you have to say, “this is when I am going to work towards my goal and I’m going to do it every day. No matter what. No matter what life throws at me. No matter what happens during the day, how good or bad my day was. No matter what, I am going to make this happen every single day.”

When you MAKE time, you make things happen.

And this goes beyond your goals. This goes farther than just your own selfish expectations. MAKE time for your kids. MAKE time for your family. MAKE time for your friends. MAKE time to contribute to your community. Stop sitting around watching Netflix, playing video games, and scrolling through social media and MAKE TIME.

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