“It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?”
~ Henry David Thoreau
How many times have you watched someone play guitar and whispered, “I want to learn that”?
Or scrolled past a friend’s hiking photo, thinking, “I want to hike Mount Fuji too”?
But here’s the thing — our days are numbered.
And, in the words of Mark Manson, we “only have so many f*cks to give.”
The hard part, of course, is making a decision and committing to meaningful stuff over the long-term while lots of other shiny objects try to grab your attention.
First, audit your current commitments. Break down your schedule this week to figure out where the bulk of your time goes — is that where you want it to go? It’s not about maximizing your productivity or working all the time… it’s about making sure you have time for the things that actually matter to you.
Second, imagine you had no commitments at all. What would you do? How would you love to spend your time? Make a list of your dream priorities.
Finally, take the top priority from that list and find space to insert it into your daily or weekly routine.
If you don’t make time for the things that matter… then you’re never going to DO the things that matter.