by David DeFord
A common response I receive when I talk with people about
actively pursuing their goals is, “I just don’t have the time
right now. I’m too busy.”
So how do those who do live their dreams find the time?
Would 182 extra hours help? Would those extra hours of
pursuing your goals help you reach them?
If you add one half hour of goal pursuit to your day, you will
gain 182 hours to your year. Obviously, you can’t switch to
a 24 ½ hour day. But you can squeeze in an extra half hour.
Here are some suggestions:
- Leave your bed earlier
- Stay up later
- Reduce your television time
- Sacrifice one activity of lesser importance
- Work on your goals at lunchtime
Some dead time that you could fill with planning or
- Your commute
- Waiting for appointments
- Meetings where your involvement is limited
No one can follow all of these suggestions; but by selecting
one or two, you can easily add a half hour of goal pursuit to
Think of the impact on your life if you add 182 hours to each
year over the course of ten years. Would 1820 extra hours
make a difference?
Wishing alone will never get you to your desired destination.
Only purposeful action will get you there.
Minor adjustments yield major results.
The difference between what we do, and what we are capable
of doing, would solve most of the world’s problems.
To reach a goal you have never before attained, you must
do things you have never before done. Richard G. Scott
The antidote to worry is purposeful action. Brian Tracy
Growth means change, and change involves risk, stepping
from the known to the unknown. George Shinn
You can't hope for the best. You have to do the best.
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to page 10 before I felt so inspired that I had to stop and
finish off some work on some goals I'd let slip. The second
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the articles and learnt so much. What an amazing
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decided to cancel everything else and devote a couple of
hours to the book and read them all through. It's like a
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so inspired at the end. It's definitely going to be a book I'm
going to come back to again and again. Brilliant concept,
brilliant execution, brilliant results.
By the way, there's no hype in that paragraph. That's
exactly how it was.
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