It is only human to want more. A better home, a more luxurious car, plush travels around the globe, caviar lunches and champagne brunches; but somehow in chasing the bigger things we end up compromising on our health, food, fitness, family time and peace of mind. Is it really possible to have a fulfilling career, a fat bank balance, awesome lifestyle, someone to love, a spiritual side and a healthy body? Maybe – read on to know more:
Be Realistic: Are you really chasing things, which are achievable or are you parked most of the time in a dreamlike parallel world? Is the work you are doing, your vision in tandem with your goals and aspirations? If yes, then don’t let minor setbacks and small issues get you down. Plough through and you will eventually get there. But if you own a stationary shop, but your dream is to be a rockstar, then something is obviously not right. It is very natural to feel torn between chasing our dreams and being practical and grounded to bring home the bacon and pay the electricity bills. But if there is a huge discrepancy between what we want and what we are doing, then we need to make extra time and room for our ultimate goal.
Be Patient: Do you want to achieve everything in one year, two years or five years? Being healthy, wealthy and wise are lifelong tags and not short term goals. It is only natural to wish for the stars when we see 20 something internet entrepreneurs on the Forbe’s billionaire list, but don’t go nuts or spread yourself too thin, or take insane risks in the hope of striking gold in your first attempt. Long term success comes with consistency and value creation. Easy come, easy go.
Prioritize: How do some people find the time to work, workout, pick up their children on time and clean up after their pooch? “I don’t have the time” is strongest and easiest form of resistance used by most of us when we want to procrastinate or not do something. The easiest exercise would be sit down with a piece of paper and pen, and write down all your activities for the previous day. How much time did you spend in the commute, daydreaming, being lazy, eating, and vegetating in front of the television, tending to your loved ones, doing productive work, reading a book, exercising, and “just being”?
The whole idea is to have fun and enjoy yourself every step of the way – every business decision, every hardship, every challenge – don’t while away your life in ifs and whens…