Time is a precious and limited commodity of which we all are given in equal measure. Everybody gets twenty-four hours per day…no more….no less. It matters not how much money you have or don’t have, how educated you are, what your social position is…you still get only twenty-four hours a day. You can’t buy, beg, borrow or steal another one minute. Time levels everyone.
What we do with those twenty-four hours is not entirely up to us, of course. We all have obligations that must be met each day. We have jobs that provide us with necessary income, a certain amount of time is required for eating and sleeping and our relationships require some amount of time each day but the entire twenty-four are not all spoken for.
These are the few hours each day that we can use as we want to use them. What we decide to do with them will mostly determine how successful or unsuccessful we will be in life. If we spend all of our unspoken for
hours on the couch in front of the TV eating chips and drinking coke, in five years we will still be doing the same boring job. Some of those free hours if, used to educate ourselves, could mean that in five years we would have better jobs…maybe even our own businesses. That seems like a good idea but where does one begin?
Step 1: Recognize the passion within yourself for an interest…choose whatever floats your boat.
This might seems easier said than done. But the truth is, this is the first step to take. You must recognize the passion within you. Passion reveals your interest. In other to do this successfully, you must be true to yourself. You know, most people aren’t true to themselves when it comes to their passion. They’re always interested in what others are doing, especially if it seems successful. But the reality is, you’ve to choose whatever floats your boat.
I remember before I finally settled to commit everything to this blog, I was always at war with the reality that was staring me in the face every morning when I wake up: Also, I knew my passion and interest lies in writing, speaking and solving complex people-related problems, I am a people person in and out. I knew that the field of personal development was my spot. But you know what? It took me several years to finally commit to that reality. You don’t have to go down that same route. It’s time to recognize your passion and interest, but choose whatever rocks your boat
Step 2: Set about learning everything you can about that interest while keeping your eyes open for a way to turn your interest into a business.
The Internet has opened the possibility of owning one’s own business into a reality for anybody who has a good idea. You don’t even need a lot of money to get started…but FIRST, you must know your subject. Quality time is needed to develop knowledge in the area of your idea. You must be willing to put in the hard work required. Sometimes, you might need to read through the night. Learning is a deliberate art. It doesn’t just happen. Learning is hard work, but it’s fun when you’re learning in the area of your passion.
The challenge is, so many people are not humble enough to learn. They usually have time for everything else but not for educating themselves. As you educate yourself along the line of your interest, keep your eyes open for a way to turn your passion into a business.
Step 3: You will need to find the time you need to make it happen.
Like I earlier said, time is fixed, there’s no day you’re going to have more time. The only more time you’ll have is the time you create. So, you must be deliberate about time management in order to make time for educating yourself for success.
I am one of Africa’s leading life & business coach for over a decade. My signature course: ‘The Self-Confidence Resolve’ has tremendously helped hundreds of people live their dream. I am a blogger and internet entrepreneur. I teach and write about life-critical issues and big ideas. I help people master their emotions, eliminate negative fears and develop self-confidence. Many people say I saved their life. Other people say I’m controversial. What do you say?