As we come off a long weekend we all fall back into the same routine. Wake up at the same time, get out of bed the same side, shower the same way, eat the same food, take the same route to work, do the same tasks, see the same people and rush home to repeat it all again the next day. 95% of what we do every day is habitual and completed via our subconscious[i], so assuming ‘your best life’ involves learning and growing, we are using less than 5% of each day to achieve this.
My question is, is this hamster wheel approach really what you want?
As a society we seem to have accepted that working 5 days and dedicating the majority of your waking hours to a pay cheque, is a totally normal way to spend 50 years of your life. This makes no sense to me because we all have a higher purpose than just earning an income. We are so focused on making more money that we temporarily ‘put off’ the more important things in the hope that one day we will miraculously have time for them.
I am constantly aware that if I invest more time into my business, I am likely to build more revenue but I don’t, because I know that money isn’t the key to my happiness, its freedom. Which is why I delegate everything I can and take a lower income to protect my time.
So what I preach to you is this – if you woke up this morning counting down the days to the weekend, ask yourself, if this is what you really want? Will you look back on this time and regret not stepping off that hamster wheel because you are too afraid of taking a risk?
Our most valuable resource is time, spend it wisely.
[i] Breaking the habit of being yourself – Dr. Joe Dispenza