Sometimes we know what we want, but for some reason, there is something stoping us.
Look around you, examine your life. Examine how you spend your time and who you spend it with.
Lots to think about, right?
The fact is we do so many things in our life and with so many people.
The unfortunate thing is that not all of these interactions and actions are helpful to our growth and potential.
While this may seem like a negative thought, it is a factual one. The trick, as you go through life, is to examine your everyday life and start to notice these things.
For example, maybe you want to start a blog about travel, but you don’t have enough time to sit down and figure it all out. What is taking up your time? Surely there is something that can be eliminated in order for you to “make time” for your blog?
That’s the key. Elimination.
But, before you go turning the key to unlock the treasure chest, you have to know that there is a wrong way and a right way to eliminate.
Unfortunately, I learned that the hard way. I am disappointed about my experience with this, but I do not regret it. (Read: Moving on From The Past)
More on that in a later post…
You need to eliminate in a vulnerable and open way. Do not shy away from things and think that they will go unnoticed. Take charge and ownership of what you’re embarking on, be truthful to yourself and to the ones around you.
Think Big AND Small
Yes, getting up an hour early could help you get more work done in a day, but it surely not the only thing. Think bigger. what large activities or duties every day take up most of your time? Is it your current job? It may even be a relationship.
All of these thoughts will be tough to swallow, but at some point you will have to make these tough decisions.
So, Where Do You Go From Here?
Start by forcing yourself to think about everything you do in a given timeframe. Gauge your happiness while doing these activities, and the lasting effects that they have on your life. After a while, you’ll be able to a) eliminate the unwanted and potentially negative actions throughout your day and b) become more natural at this process for the future.
Eliminating is The Key to Gaining.