The clock is ticking . . . are you making good use of your valuable time? Each second, each minute, each day, is either taking you closer to fulfilling your dreams, or closer to a life filled with regret for what could have been. You’re probably thinking, “Gee, I just don’t have time to make my dreams and goals a priority every single day.” That’s undoubtedly true. Our lives are chock full of important activities: work, family, friends, hobbies, and so on. But dreams are important too. They add joy and fulfillment to our lives. They make us happy. They enable our spirits to soar on the very best of days.
If you truly want to keep your priorities straight – your dreams front and center – you don’t have to devote every waking moment, you just need to be willing to take one small step at a time, one day at a time, toward achievement. If you don’t know where to begin, or how to carve out the time – start small. Consider this: Spending just 30-minutes each day on a dream adds up to 3.5 hours in one week, 14 hours in one month, and 7.5 full days in one year. Those small chunks of time – just 30-minutes daily – truly add up over time. So, next time you feel like you ‘just don’t have time for your dreams’ reconsider that notion.
Dreams come in all shapes and sizes. A lot of folks make New Year Resolutions to exercise and get fit, but just can’t seem to get in a permanent groove, and ultimately give up. Some folks dream about reading more books. Some dream about travel, or scuba, or starting a business, or learning photography. Every dream is as unique as the dreamer. What’s yours? Is it languishing on the back burner? Do you feel bad about that? Wistful? All of those negative feelings can burn off like early morning mist on the distant horizon, but it’s up to you to make a firm decision to transform, then take action.
Start right now. Pull that cherished dream off the list of things that you would love to do in this lifetime. Open a notebook and begin brainstorming. Spend the next 30-minutes noodling about what you need learn, what you need to do to build a plan and a timeline that will take you closer and closer to achieving your dream, one small step at a time, one day at a time. Get going and enjoy the journey each and every day!
Remember: I Resolve To . . . Achieve My New Year Resolutions, One Resolution, One Day At A Time For One Year. It’s your choice. Do it today. Turn your resolution into reality in five simple, common sense steps: Dare To Dream, Decide, Define, Develop A Plan, and Do It Daily. Make your resolution a permanent Lifetime Resolution, something that’s with you for good! Above all, Be A Resolutionista, someone who makes resolutions, keeps resolutions, and enjoys the journey! Let’s Go For It!
Kim Simpson, a former journalist, provides communications, fundraising services and strategic planning, for Members of Congress, non-profit organizations, corporations, and associations in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. A self-employed entrepreneur, with more than 25 years of experience, she launched IResolveTo.Com in 2005 in an effort to help others to achieve their New Year Resolutions, Dreams and Goals. Her motto is: I Resolve To Achieve My New Year Resolutions, One Resolution, One Day At A Time For One Year.™ Let’s ‘Go For It’.
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