Sunday, February 3, 2008

How Do You Spend Your Free Time?

When you have free time, how do you spend it? Do you veg out in front of the TV? Do you read a good book? Go for a walk? Work on your business?
I believe that how you spend your free time says a lot about how successful you will be in the world.
OK, I have a confession to make. I used to smoke a lot of pot. I'd come home from work, smoke pot with my friends and sit in front of the TV. I'd have ideas of things that I wanted to get done, but never the motivation to do anything.
I know that not everyone smokes a lot of pot, but a lot of people do come home from work and just sit in front of the TV. And let's face it...a lot of what's on TV is STUPID.
When I moved to Japan, I stopped smoking pot and I didn't have a TV to watch (Well, I had a TV, but the shows were in Japanese and Japanese TV is only funny the first few times). This increased my productivity dramatically. Finally, I was able to get things done.
If you have big dreams, you have to work on them. You can't just sit around and wait for something to have to make something happen yourself.
It's really all about inertia. If you sit around doing nothing, then you're more likely to just keep sitting around doing nothing.
However, if you make a commitment to work for just 15 minutes on whatever project or goal you have in mind...then you're more likely to keep on working at it.
So if you want to reach your goals, commit to just 15 minutes. Everybody can spare 15 minutes right?


Glitch said...

Yes, this is true. People have power over their destinies, much more than they think. You only live in your present situation because you chose to live in your present situation, and most people aren't willing to acknowledge this so they blame circumstances and various other asundry things, which makes them continue to not take hold of their lives. Realizing that you are essentially the God of your world is terrifying...but necessary, if you wish to live out your desires.