I get asked this question a lot. How on earth do you find the time to do everything that you do? How do you do it? How do you find time? How do you find time to blog?
The answer is this. Everything is as hard as it looks. I’m not going to lie to you and say that waking up at 6am every morning and coming home long after dinner is easy. I’m not going to say that beginning my “second” job at 10 every night is easy. It’s not. It is as hard as it looks. And if you’re going through a tough time, and if you think life is difficult, it is. I’m not going to say. Oh yeah, I got the hang of this and I don’t feel it anymore. I feel it everyday. The first task is to simply admit it. Life is hard, it wasn’t made to be easy. It’s Ok. It’s ok to admit it. Trust me, it feels better. Things that are worth it are never given to you, easy. Somewhere along the line, either you or someone else fought for it.
But you know what? If life was a breeze and if life was simple and easy, you’d never be able to accomplish much. It’s these times that truly make you who you are. In fact, I believe that you can make your life as exciting, thrilling and as satisfying as you want it to be. You are in control of what you get out of life – the end result, the products, the experiences you learn and the people you meet. You are in control of how you feel, how you see things, no matter how much you think that you can’t help it, you can. That’s what keeps me going. If life was simple, I’d feel like I’m wasting my time. Life isn’t forever and knowing that makes me want to make sure that I squeeze and milk every last drop that it can provide. I’m making sure I get my money’s worth.
Difficult times filter out who needs want they want and who just wants it. They separate the million dollar entrepreneurs from the dreamers who talk about what they want but have never done anything about it. Difficult times simply reward the people who reach the finish line and punishes really, the people who never make it. The people who never make it and give up suffer through the difficult times but never reach the reward.
My motto? Just keep walking. Just keep going. Just keep doing what you’re doing as long as you know it’s the right thing to do. Just keep swimming. Somehow moving will always get you somewhere even if you might not know where you’ll end up. I know I don’t. Even the co-founder of Twitter says: “I’ve no idea what will happen next, but I’ve learned to follow the hunch but never assume where it will go.”
So how do I do it? I have no idea. Somehow in my heart, I push myself everyday because everyday I’m rewarded with something new, something learnt or something that helps me become the person I want to be or closer to the person I truly am. Somehow I know that if I keep walking, I reckon I’ll end up somewhere good. If you sit there and do nothing about it, you’ll be forever stuck in a rut. Just keep walking, doing, dreaming, living, meeting, and by the time you realize it you’d have lived a life worth fighting for.