The Good Life
Is there a passion you’ve abandoned because there’s no room for it in your “real life”?
I’m talking about that secret dream to start a business, write a book, or run a marathon…. Whatever your desire, ignoring it means denying who you really are. So here’s your no-excuses, no-regrets guide to answering the voice in your head that says, “I want more.”
Step 1: Give yourself permission. That means you have to stop thinking you should use your time for more productive things. It may help to tell your family why you need to pursue your goal.
Step 2: Make room for your dream – literally.
Making a space where you can indulge in your passion is a sign of your decision to take your dream seriously.
Step 3: Set a date.
To build a solid foundation for this or any dream, make a schedule: Decide how much time you’ll devote to your project or hobby, whether it’s an hour each night or twice a week for two hours, and block it off on a calendar.
Then, commit to that schedule for 90 days – that’s just long enough to create a habit; face the challenges of making room for your dream in your busy life; and decide if you’re going to keep at your goal for good.