Appreciate what you have and use what you are grateful for as ammunition, for productive activity towards your goals.
Ever since I’ve started my own path in life, I've learned to take time out to be with the people I need to be with, to remind myself why I do what I do. I've also learned to take breaks and travel to places that remind me of where I soon want to be. I've learned to reflect on time, to understand what challenges I have overcome which strengthen my will to continue on with my pursuits.
There’s this misconception people have when it comes to chasing dreams. It's suggested that you have to put your everyday life aside and develop some sort of tunnel vision of where your headed, blurring everything else in your path.
A belief that there are a lot of sacrifices we have to make, to make things happen. I now know that this is not entirely true, because the life you wish to pursue must echo within the life you live today. It is possible to turn moments that feel restrictive, into a major part of your journey. I have my responsibilities as do we all, and I learned to align these responsibilities with my work and make them worthwhile.
Well for example, if you have a full-time job that pays the bills, use it to your advantage. Speak and engage in conversation with people/new people at work and take advantage of this learning opportunity. An opportunity to showcase and test your skill and talent, not just skills required for the job, rather the ones you have that motivate and inspire others by simply being you; a skill you’re going to need if you want success.
If you have children, break the everyday routine. I suggested to a friend that when it comes to waking up his family in the morning, he should inject high energy into the home. I suggested fun music in order to start everyone’s day motivated and full of excitement, turn a moment into a memory with purpose.
You can still pursue your dreams and make the life you’re currently living feel worthwhile. Take these moments that feel like a break from progression into a purpose for progression.
Your life today is full moments that positively impact your goals, it’s time you started making the most of them before you miss the opportunity to do so.
Inspiration for this post: Janet Jackson - Got til it's gone