It’s so easy to get “caught up” in the routine of life: going to work, paying your bills, cooking dinner, taking care of the kids, ect. Your tasks and responsibilities can quickly pile up on top of each other and turn into a giant mountain that seems impossible to climb. It’s often difficult to just finish what’s in front of you, let alone have extra time and energy left over for the things and people you love.
But I think that’s one of the main differences between living a normal life and living an extraordinary life. Extraordinary people demand more of themselves. They do not settle for just “getting by” with their regular day-to-day responsibilities, but they go above and beyond to take on more projects and really make an impact on the people in their lives.
This is not easy, I’ll be the first one to say. I haven’t wrote on my blog in 2 months because I got “caught up” with everyday life. Between starting 2 new jobs and filling my weekends up with shows and out of town trips I quickly found myself much busier than I was before. But as busy as I am, there’s no reason why I can’t find 30 minutes out of my week to keep up with writing my blog. How many minutes of my week do I waste looking on Twitter or Facebook? Not gonna lie, probably more than 30. And what if I watch just one movie during the week? I could write 3 blog entries in that time!
So if you find yourself getting caught up (like most of us do at one point or another) take an honest assessment of where your time is going and see if there’s an area in your life that you can borrow a couple of those missing minutes from. Devoting that extra time to your passion, to someone that you love or even just to yourself in the form of meditation and relaxation will produce incredible results and help you take significant steps towards becoming one of those extraordinary people.