Last Thursday night May 17th, I moved in to a dorm near my work place because I decided to prioritize my own productive time more than I have it spent on the road befriending the heavy traffic in the metro. So I was wondering why did I only decide now instead of getting myself together back then to find myself a better place to live in so that I could focus on what’s needed to improve in me and other more important things I should have done a long time ago. Well, let’s answer my own question. I know myself pretty well and I am very slow in making a decision but when I do these days it is because I am ready to take on the new challenges and learning.
Living here in our city (If your are here in Manila, Philippines) takes a lot of your time especially when going from places to places. How many millions of pesos for businesses will they lose just to deal with the heavy traffic? Normal workdays gives you an average of one and a half hour travel time from point a to point b, that is, if your spending that much twice because of getting into and out of work you already lost 3 hours a day, 21 hours a week, what a waste! You could have done a lot of things and get yourself productive. This is the main reason I decided to get a dorm space near work, I wanted to have a time margin.
As to some people I personally know that I am in a network marketing business and working full time all at once, my time is very important now and can’t afford to waste it on things that won’t make me a better person, I know I needed to be more intentional with what I do today. Thinking back, I knew that sacrifices are needed to be made so that I can focus on best things. Number one, I left my family at home thinking that I am one of the decision makers apart from Mom. Second, I intently ditched friends that won’t add up to my value so I knew it wouldn’t end good and it didn’t. The first two were easy as 1, 2, 3 but this third and final sacrifice is the most difficult of all, self-management when it comes to lifestyle. Everyone has it but why would one fall out every now and then? What does it take to be consistent?
Here is my answer. Your GOAL.
How strong is your desire when it comes to getting something that you want? How would you like to bet your life on it? That kind of thing is what you might want to ask yourself.
Next blog is all about goal setting for yourself.