May 10, 2012 in Turning Your Dream Into Reality
I am in the middle of a big growth spurt at the moment. I wake up in the morning and I know I’ll do something to get me closer to where I want to be. My “inspiration board life”. It’s all kinds of awesome.
One thing that keeps coming up in everything I’m inhaling (and believe me, I am shoveling in a hell if a lot of info right now), is to put your energy into your strengths and passions and remove yourself from the activities that drain that energy.
The first thing I did when this notion fully sank in was write myself a note: “When you earn $2000 in a week, you will hire someone to clean the house the next week”. It made me laugh. Is the first thing I’d like to get rid of in my life the cleaning? Apparently so.
Money is a funny thing. It means different things to different people. I’ve always been in the club that sees money as something that comes and goes and should be used to aid the pursuit of happiness. This is why I had very little money at 19 but had travelled around the UK and Europe for 3 months. Trade off.
It’s true that money can’t buy you happiness, but it can often buy you time. Time is more valuable than we give it credit for (hello procrastination and watching hours of reality TV) and it’s what we all crave when we talk about life balance. What is it that you really want to be spending your time on and what would you happily let go of? Are you like me and have to push away the guilts when you think about delegating to or paying someone to do your “dirty work” or the things you’d rather not do?
Creating time and space to immerse yourself in what you’re passionate about shouldn’t make you feel guilty. Imagine what you could bring to the table, the world if you had the time to prepare, to create, to get it out there!
What is it that you’d love to spend your time doing and what would you let go of in a second to make it work?