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by by Matt France | CEO
One of my favorite excuses for not acting on my goals and dreams is that I no longer have "big chunks" of time to work on them. 4 kids, work, church, are all samples of things that fragment my time and focus into smaller pieces. Sometimes I find myself saying that I'll work on my goals when life slows down or after the kids are all grown or are a little older. This doesn't seem like a healthy mindset to adopt.
However, my mother-in-law encouraged and helped me gain a new-perspective. She reminded me of how I am good at putting together ridiculously obnoxious pieces of build-it-yourself furniture. You know the type. The furniture that you buy from Ikea. The furniture that comes in 3 separate boxes, 174 pieces and a 12 page manual. My mother-in-law reminded me of how I have successfully built this type of furniture at least twice in my life.
Both of the times I built this type of furniture, I was extremely busy with other things in my life. And I also I felt like I didn't have any "big chunks" of time to devote to these types of projects. So how did I squeeze in extra minutes every day to build obnoxious furniture?
I started at the beginning of the manual and simply pressed forward going as far as I could that day. Some days that meant only working for 15 minutes. Some days the stars aligned with the kids playing together quietly while our baby slept for an extra 10 minutes. I had a clear goal constantly in my mind and whenever the extra minutes showed up I applied them toward the furniture.
So if I can build armoires and dressers on 15 minutes a day stretched out over several weeks or months, why can't I do the same for my goals. Why can't I work 15 minutes a day on something I dream about instead of telling myself no just do it when your life slows down.
Does any of this sound familiar? What goals are you waiting to work on until your life slows down. What big dream can you break down into 15 minute chunks and work on every day. Leave us a comment and let us know what you're working on.
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