We spend much of our time in front of the TV, online, hanging out with friends, working, shopping, texting, updating facebook statuses among other things. Some of which are essential to our life as human beings but what if we replaced a few of them with productive action geared towards achieving our goals? What could we accomplish by dedicating some of our time each day to the things we want to create?
As this new year starts, many of us have made New Year’s resolutions. We set intentions, goals and action plans for the new year. We’re excited by the idea of new beginnings and the possibilities to come and we are filled with hope. But as the days, the weeks and the months go by, we get bogged down by life, lose our excitement, and maybe even lose faith. Hope might get replaced by fear or we may simply forget all the great things we set out to do in the beginning of the year. And before we know it, the next year is around the corner and we get ready to make another set of resolutions, which includes some of the things that never got crossed off the previous year’s list.
There are people who accomplish a great deal in their life and we sometimes look at their accomplishments and wonder how they did it. We might think that they are lucky. But I think that if we looked into these people’s lives we would notice a pattern of consistent action steps taken that led them to achieve all that they did.
You might not be able to accomplish all that you want in an hour. But you can certainly use that hour to take small steps to get you there. But if you found that one hour wasn’t enough, would you think that 2 hours would suffice? Would 10 hours? How many hours would be enough for you to take the necessary steps to get you to where you want to be? If you had 8784 hours to achieve some of your goals, would you think it to be possible? The person whose accomplishments you admire and yourself are given the same amount of hours each day. It's all a matter of how you use your hours. Will you spend them in front of the TV, procrastinating, complaining or being generally unproductive or will you spend them taking consistent action towards your goals? A lot can happen in an hour and if we live to see the next year we would have been given not one but 8784 hours this year to make up our mind, to make a decision, to take action, to laugh, to live, to hope, to be, to create the things we are most passionate about, to fulfill our goals. How are you going to spend these hours? Would they be enough time? We have 8784 hours before New Year comes around again. What will you make happen?