Give Up to Get That & On Time.

What are you willing to give up to pursue what you want? I was talking to my girlfriend last night and she had to remind me that I’m unable to get whatever I wanted because that’s how the world worked.

You need to give up something to get something. It’s life.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the “give up something” part and I’m beginning to get a clearer idea of what we need to give up to “get that something.” We need to give up our time. Or, to make this more positive, we need to prioritize our time.

On Time

There are so many wishful ambitions that I want to accomplish before I die. Each thing will take many hours to complete. So, the question becomes, what am I willing to spend time on so I can get this done?

Will working on someone else’s projects be a good use of my time?

Will being with my girlfriend be a good use of my time?

Will going to have fun at a casino / party be a good use of my time?

Will jumping in bed to sleep be a good use of my time?

Will traveling for a vacation with my friends and family be a good use of my time?

Each scenario has its pros and cons. Unfortunately, not all of these scenarios can be easily attended to because there are other internal projects that need to be completed. In my case, these internal projects are my wishful ambitions. This means that I need to sacrifice one of the things above to get what I want completed.

It’s difficult, because I even have to prioritize my wishful ambitions and realize that I’m unable to complete all of them —- at once.

So then it becomes the fight between life’s clock and the crucial focus you have for each project. Life’s clock can be a pain in the ass.

As I’m getting older, I’m realizing that you cannot do everything at once (with anything). The question becomes:

Where should I start first?

You better think fast because time is ticking.

Don’t worry, if it doesn’t work out, at least you can take the skills you’ve learned from that one project – and use that to start something else. But you better, at least, complete one of your wishful ambitions / projects: no one likes to be around someone who has a bunch of incomplete projects (those are dreamers… will talk about this at a later time).

Thanks for reading.

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  • Lubos Menus

    Inspiring. Tick tock.

    • http://www.gaurano.com/ Jonathan Gaurano

      It’s that clock. It’s that clock.