If you want something, no matter what it is, you will need to rise to the occasion to get it. Meeting your goals and chasing down opportunities is something that takes conscious effort and hard work. Even the things that we want to do and value in life can feel a bit like work, and for many, this is where they end up in trouble. The truth is that we are all unbelievably skilled at wasting our own time. In order to find a way to achieve our goals, particularly when the process gets rough, it is sometimes necessary to push away what is easy and focus on getting to work. This is where ruthless prioritization comes in.
Every single day is a new day that allows you new opportunities to try new things, learn, and grow. However, with this power comes the reality that every single day we have the choice to either do what needs to be done or to do something that we would rather do instead. This is what gets some people into trouble. When we decide that we would rather do something easy or pointless that does not bring us closer to our goals, we lose time. It takes conscious time and effort to move towards our goals, and every day we all face the challenge of having to choose to move towards them. For some people, it is easy to just throw themselves into these new challenges, but the reality is that even these people had to worry about getting things done for a while at first. It is important to remember when we face a day that choosing to move ourselves towards our goals instead of wasting time is the only way to help us achieve our goals as quickly as possible.
In the social media age, we are all vulnerable to a variety of different distractions. Worse, we are so surrounded by the success and glory of others that we can sometimes spend more time thinking about how badly we wish we could do something instead of actually taking steps to make it happen. Scrolling through social media about thinking about how we could do something is not the same as actually doing something. It is important to remember that we need true actions, not just dreams, to meet our goals.
Ruthless prioritization is a process that involves focusing on doing whatever it takes to achieve our dreams. It means choosing the hard work over having fun every single day, or at least for the majority of them. It is a commitment to prioritizing what truly matters to us over what is convenient. It won’t be easy every single day, and sometimes you might not do it at all. However, if you want to meet your goals, you need to make time for them. It really is as simple as that.
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