I hope you have a great first week in the New Year. We are also at the beginning of a new decade. Here’s a question for you: What do you really want out of life? What do you have passion and desire for that would be good for you and good for the world? You were designed with special talents to do special things. Sometimes, we let the “weeds” in our lives keep us from accomplishing the things we would love to do.
So, what are your weeds? A relationship that is a black hole? A lack of energy? Fear of repeating past failures? Being a caretaker for the entire world?
Here is a tip: You don’t have to solve all those weeds before you get to what you love. In fact, if you try to solve them first, you’ll never get to “you.” Do this instead — take out your calendar and block out two hours in the next two weeks that are about the dream, whatever that looks like. Preserve the time, fight for it, insist on it. Use your two hours to work on your dream. You’re worth it.
Something to Think About
People who accomplish great things do them first and solve the “weeds” second. There will always be distractions, to-do lists, time pulls… Put your passion at the top of priorities so that this year is YOUR year to bring them to fruition.
Time block the two hours on your calendar now and get started on that dream.
Words of Wisdom
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there. – Zig Ziglar
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. – Vince Lombardi
The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed. – Henry Ford
We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come. —Joseph Campbell
It’s a wise man who understands that every day is a new beginning, because boy, how many mistakes do you make in a day? I don’t know about you, but I make plenty. You can’t turn the clock back, so you have to look ahead.” —Mel Gibson