Take your Time; Don’t Lose it
Life is lived in minutes. Each one is valuable. Get your priorities straight.
“There are times when something is important enough, you believe in it enough, that you do it in spite of fear”
– Elon Musk, Founder of Tesla, SpaceX and PayPal
Everyday people say “I would like to do…” “I wish I was…” “I want to be with her/him…”
They are dreamers, but not doers.
Landing on the moon was accomplished by people doing things.
So, in the words of Nike and Shia LeBeouf “Just do it.”
It’s easier said then done. Remember though: you can’t let fear stop you from living the life you want to live.
Milestones: The Key to Accomplishing Goals
If you want to get a certain job, live in a particular country in a particular home, or volunteer so many hours per month; take the necessary steps, albeit Bob’s baby steps on the elevator. He eventually made it. Screaming, but he got on the elevator.
These “steps” or “milestones” are the key to accomplishing things/goals that seem impossible right now.
For example, say you want to live on a sailboat in the tropics…
What would the milestones and the steps to those milestones be?
- Find a solid but inexpensive sailboat and buy it.
- Learn how to sail.
- YouTube videos.
- Go sailing on your new boat with a friend who know how to sail.
- Earn enough monthly from your blog to live remotely.
- Grow audience by consistently producing content and hope your readers share that content.
- Sell merchandise to those readers.
- Create a Patreon where members pay monthly for unique content and opportunities to communicate with blog writer.
- Sell current sailboat and buy one built for the tropics.
There’s the idea. Make a plan, work on accomplishing the milestones, don’t let fear stop you and in time you’ll get there.
Something else to take note of:
Don’t worry if your goals change through time. It’s about the journey and the destination. You need the destination to enjoy the journey and vice versa.
What it Means to Take your Time
We all have dreams and goals. Often times I just want to get there immediately if not sooner.
But without time, without the journey. We wouldn’t get the necessary experience.
Don’t make a decision quickly that you’ll regret soon after. It’s not worth it.
You can lose a minute in your life or your life in a minute.
I’m not saying, don’t take advantage of opportunities. If you have thought about something for a long enough time and your confident it’s the way to get to the place in life you want, go for it.
Just, don’t make decisions irrationally based on impulsive feelings.
If you never forget the destination. Your journey will be amazing.
With time and effort, you’ll get there. Have fear, but don’t let it stop you.