How many times do you say to yourself, “If only I just had a little more time.” Probably on a weekly basis if you are one of the few who is not already asking themselves that same question daily. And rightfully so. Sometimes, 24 hours just doesn’t seem like enough time to accomplish the things that we want to get done in the day.
I started my morning out the same way that I normally do; by listening to my daily podcasts in the car to help get my mind focused for the day. As I was getting deeper into a podcast, I kept thinking to myself how much fun it would be to start a podcast.
To be fair, I have started a podcast before, but I never got too into it. I posted two episodes, lost track of time for four months, managed to get up one episode, and then just lost track of time again. Pretty inconsistent schedule if you ask me.
Listening to the podcast this morning, I kept thinking to myself, “If only I just had a little more time.” If only I had a little more time, then I would get back into podcasting. If only I had more time, then I would have the time to accomplish everything that I want to accomplish in life. Things like writing a book, starting my own business, traveling the world, maybe even getting into public speaking.
Side note, if you haven’t noticed by now, I am not your typical 25-year-old. The things that most people my age do, don’t necessarily excite me. Instead, I get excited by the thought of inspiring others overcome mental illnesses, inspiring others to live the best life possible, and just doing whatever I can to help others. These are things that truly excited me and make me feel whole.
Alright, back to the topic… As I was thinking about the fact that I simply didn’t have enough time to start a podcast, something that was said in the podcast made it seem that the episode was directed right at me. The podcast that I was listening to was the Positivity Effect by Dr. Tom. In the episode, Dr. Tom talks about using his podcast as a tool to help make a greater impact in the lives of others. So pretty much exactly what it is that I want to do with my life.
But what caught me by surprise, is when Dr. Tom mentioned that he ran his own Audiology practice in New York City. Yep, a medical professional had found the time to create a successful podcast, and here I was saying that I didn’t have enough time. Let me be clear, I have plenty of time.
I thought a little bit about how I was managing my time. Well, after getting home from work yesterday, I spent an hour of my night playing video games, another hour watching television, and to cap the night, at least another hour of pointlessly surfing the internet. Three hours right there where I could have been doing something productive, but decided to be lazy instead. Yet I was still willing to make that I didn’t have enough time.
The truth is, every single one of us have all the time in the world to accomplish the things that we want to accomplish.
Ask yourself are you are willing to do to in order to achieve your dreams. Are you staying awake into the early hours of the morning to work towards your dreams? Are you spending the weekends grinding away to make your schedule during the week just a little bit easier? Do you wake up an hour earlier than before everyone else just so that you can get ahead? If not, that is the solution to your problems.
Make time for the things that matter the most to you, do the things that you want to do in life, and see the places that you want to see. This is your life to live, and the only life that you will get to live. Manage your time wisely and make your dreams a reality.