Stop distracting yourself
Are you any closer to your life’s goals and dreams than you were a year ago?
Or are you just wasting time moving from one distraction to another?
Take a moment and think about how you spend your free time.
If you’re a creative person or a dreamer, you may have a lot of different interests and hobbies. That certainly describes me.
But have you ever thought that maybe those things you’re interested in are actually keeping you from your goals?
Are your hobbies and interests really just placeholders for what you really want to achieve?
Maybe you’re using these activities to put off doing the thing you really want to do because… you’re afraid.
You’ve got this comfortable dream or fantasy and it’s perfect. And as long as you don’t do anything but daydream about it, it will stay perfect.
Is your fear that when you realize your dream, it won’t live up to how you’ve built it up in your mind? Or maybe you’re afraid you’ll find out your dream isn’t attainable.
Try this: be mindful when you spend time on your hobbies and interests. Keep asking yourself how you feel about doing those activities instead of chasing your dreams.
If you spend an hour in a record store hunting for some music, ask yourself why you didn’t spend that hour in pursuit of your dream.
There will always be more records to buy.
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