A few years back, I was working at a brokerage firm and thinking that was it. I’d made the decisions that led me to that point and there was no way out of it. I was stuck. What I didn’t realize then was that I was only stuck because I decided it was so and ignored any evidence to the contrary. Being right was more important than being happy.
Until I started thinking outside the box. I could write in my spare time. I could restructure my free time and reprioritize so that writing became like a second job. A job that didn’t pay, but I still showed up every day. Even if it was only half an hour. I put in my time because I loved writing and I was committed to doing it. I’m not saying it was easy or that there weren’t sacrifices along the way. But that’s what you have to do to achieve your dreams and your goals. You sacrifice other things.
Of course, life has a way of throwing us all curve balls. I’ve taken a few months off from writing for back problems and surgeries over the past few years. But I returned to it.
I know it is hard to find time in the day to juggle everything we do, but it is possible. You prioritize. You decide to dial it in on something else. There are places to cut corners and ways to make your dreams come true. I have to believe that. Otherwise, what is the point of going through the daily grind?