Yes it does sound as overwhelming as Dorothy probably felt in an unknown land following a yellow brick road back home, but this is where a lot of people find themselves. Maybe you’ve launched a new business, or made the decision to go back to college, which by the way could seem like munchkin land because the majority of the students are about 10 years younger than you are, but the point is, it’s a foreign place.
The only way you’re going to get to your goal is to follow the process set before you that leads to it.
So after day 1 your 3 professors hit you with the assignments due by Friday, your kid’s spelling and math test are Friday which you must prepare for Monday-Thursday, you have timelines to meet for your business by Friday, and quotas to meet at your job by Friday.
Sympathizing with Dorothy yet?
The thing is it CAN be done. There are super moms and super dads and super yous who are doing it daily, so the question is, “How are they making it do what it do?” (Crespective defines super yous as persons who are not parents, but are equally stretched)
You must put 100% in getting your business of the ground, succeeding in your classes, raising your children, and pulling your load at the office. All of which are very high in importance so that leaves pretty little time for the family cookout this Sunday, or Girls night out this Saturday. It’s ok to say no to others while you’re bettering yourself. They’ll understand, and if they don’t…well that’s another blog post.
I like to take weekend trips usually out of the state, but that is about 3-6 hours driving time one way and usually a dent in my pocketbook. In order to stay head-above-water, try sacrificing leisurely activities and dedicate that time to studying or creating business plans and save your money, cause you’ll need all you have for both endeavors.
I’ve gotten so sleepy at night trying to finish an assignment that I felt like crying, but I didn’t stop. After nodding about 10 times in a row and typing liiik e t hiiis………….it seemed like I snapped wide awake and received a burst of energy to finish out of nowhere. Be disciplined enough to finish what you start no matter how tired you are.
Let your push be greater upon yourself than the pushing of those that believe in you. When you’re doing something because you want it and not solely because other people want it for you, then you will always have that drive to reach that goal.
You see very little Yellow Brick Roads, which means these are roads less traveled, which further implies only certain people are set apart to do it…Is it you?