Time is going to pass no matter what we are doing. If we sit and watch television, walk in the park, have coffee with friends, lay in bed, or mow the lawn, time will pass. It is up to us to decide what we are going to do with the time we have. The roadblock of time is one that we must overcome to get from where we are to where we want to be.
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Some days we will want to lay in bed or sit in our chairs feeling sorry for ourselves. Often, we can be found having a pity party because things just aren’t going our way. We drink a few too many or neglect our chores and instead binge watch something on Netflix.
That time will never come back to us.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not perfect. I don’t spend every waking hour being productive, aiming high, or hitting the ground running. I often find myself off schedule, chasing rabbit trails, or just being lazy. The roadblock of time traps me. Here is a list of some things that keep me stuck:
- Medical problems
- Worry over money
- New episodes of Chicago Med and NCIS New Orleans
- The weather
- Friends in crisis
- And so much more
I bet that you are nodding your head in agreement or thinking of some things that keep you stuck where you are and prevent you from taking steps toward where you want to be. Go ahead and let me know what those are.
Changing your habits to get over the roadblock of time
Many people wake up with full intentions of having a great day, one that is productive and satisfying. The chore list gets made, smiles are bright, and energy is high. Then something happens to pick away at that energy. The dog rolls around in the mud and needs a bath – 30 minutes off your day. The kids come home and remind you that you are to bring cupcakes for the bake sale – 2 hours off your day. The computer needs to run updates and is taking forever to restart so you don’t get to pay bills which were on your chore list – 20 minutes off your day.
Suddenly your smile isn’t so bright and your energy is waning. All you can think about is crawling back into bed and covering your head. You promise yourself that you’ll try again tomorrow.
Tomorrow comes whether we like it or not
The alarm goes off and instead of that surge of energy you were hoping for, you think about the chore list that didn’t get finished and hit the snooze button. The only thing I can say is, GET UP. You just must get up, get dressed, and move forward if you are going to conquer the roadblock of time.
You’ll never get from where you are to where you want to be if you don’t get up. That’s not to say that if your dream demands that you SIT at your computer, then, sit down. The point is, get up and get moving in a direction that gets you closer to living the life of your dreams.
Remember that tomorrow, next month, and next year will be here and gone before you know it. Wouldn’t it be nice to look back and say, “Wow! Look how far I’ve come!”