The Question To Ask If You Really Want Success

The question to ask if you want to succeed

Success has a cost.

It’s cost is time.

The time we spend going after the thing in which we want to be successful.

The time we spend thinking about it.  Studying it.  Practicing it.  Talking about it. Finding people who will help us achieve it.  Getting ourselves in the right situations so that we can do more of it.

But I think you know this already.

You know that your time is finite, and therefore limited.  And you know that any project or endeavor that you decide to pursue will require a portion of your limited time.

You know to ask yourself:  How much time can I devote to this?

The thing we often miss though, is the 2nd half of that question.  It is there, implied.  But let’s get it out in the open, shall we?

Because it’s where the rubber meets the road.

The question isn’t just about whether we’re willing to devote time on our new project.

The question is:  How much time are we willing to spend on it… INSTEAD OF SOMETHING ELSE?

That’s the rub.

Because it’s not like we’re all of a sudden going to find new, unallocated time buried under the couch cushions.  All of our time has been allocated already.  Granted, some of it to not-so-worthy causes.  But it’s all taken, nonetheless.

The pursuit of anything fulfilling isn’t about finding free time for it.  We won’t find any.

It’s a matter of redistribution.  Changing where we give our time so that we can explore, immerse, master the thing(s) at which we want to be successful.Instead of something else.

So, my question to you is this:  What is it that you really to pursue and be successful at?  And what would you be willing to give up to make time for it?

Lou Blaser is the founder of Second Breaks, where it's all about the pursuit of a rewarding and fulfilling career.  She writes about ideas, tips, and resources to help you achieve your best career.  

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