There are three questions I keep by me constantly.
- "How can I help many people?"
- "What new skills and techniques do I need to learn to help more people?"
- "What must I sacrifice in order to attain what I desire?
The last question is the one that allows you to implement the first two.
For years I have understood that the amount of TV I watched and the amount of fiction books I read were keeping me from growing as a person. It isn't that there is anything particularly bad about either of these things - but I was using them as an escape from reality and as a distraction from more important things.
I decided that for 30 days I would cut out all TV and fiction reading (I instead put much more focus on my personal development and starting my business)
I have accomplished so much in the last 21 days, all without stress or worry and with time to relax and enjoy myself and to help my family. I'm not annoyed with myself for not taking this action sooner as there would be no benefit in that negative emotion. I am grateful that I have experienced the power of putting more important things first (like how I desire to spend the rest of my life!)
And I realise that it is no sacrifice (which conjures up images of pain and hardship) but it is a way to discover more about yourself.
What things have you cut out of your life? has it been difficult or joyous? Are there things that you would like to cut out?