So today is my deadline. I have to create 8 articles about a couple tech products. The problem is that I just can’t concentrate on doing what I should do. It’s 4:33pm and I haven’t even taken a shower yet.
Gross, I know, but this is my blog/diary and I want to be painfully honest, even to myself, all the more to myself.
I have to come up with 8 articles by the end of the day so that my employer can send me a ko-kard. I need the ko-kard to get my wage. And I need my wage as I’m planning to make a trip somewhere on the 3rd week.
I wish milk & cookies or a fruit plate or a tub of ice cream would magically appear on my side as I’m chasing my deadline. Please please please.
…then freakin’ get started!
The right discussion isn’t one that scolds you into making one final decision about the future of everything that you ever do. That’s just impractical. And silly.
The problem with trying to figure out what to do is that the “figuring” part demands more of your time than the “doing” part. And without you doing things, everything you want to do is just wishful thinking. A waste of your time.
Which is why when you want to do it all you need to start doing something. Here are a few key things to start with:
- Put together a list of everything that you want to do and the reasons why.
- Make sure that you spend time ensuring that you have your personal finances figured out.
- Gather together your top advocates and ask for help where needed.
You can go places if you start heading that way.
That’s the basics of achieving big goals. That’s the essence of doing it all.
Time isn’t the issue, your activity is.
Sure priorities matter. So too do finances and managing the unknowns. Your education matters. And your experience.
But the biggest factor in you doing everything that you want to do is how hard you want to work.
If you want to do it all you just need to do a little more than everyone else. Sometimes, a lot more.
Here are some of the things I know for sure, reaped from the tumultuous months I’ve had.
- You will lose a couple of friends just by being who you are. And it’s okay. I made the mistake of acting accordingly to what people around me were saying and I regretted it. Today, I have less friends than I had some years ago but it feels much nicer, knowing you can act your real self in front of your true friends and not be afraid of being judged. Of course if they do, you are to be comforted with the thought that you just eliminated someone not worthy of your time. In the end, don’t be afraid to act like who you think you are. Don’t act as if you’re ugly when you know damn well you’re pretty. Don’t act as if you’re in pain if you’re really having an easy life.
- Only you can say who / how / what you want to act and to be. Just because you were an activist, a simple person, a complete anti-thesis of who you were ten years ago, it doesn’t mean you cannot act the way you want to be now. If you want to flaunt every single asset that you have, no one bears the right to tell you otherwise.
What about you, what do you know for sure?
…Dr. Ibbo Beach Resort, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi