Leadership & Personal Development Blog Series
Weekend – Time to Grind or Time to Play?
On my way to the library this morning (Saturday), one thought would not leave my head, so I want to share it with you – my readers and listeners. You probably thinking why library? Well, because library happens to be the quietest place I can find in order to gather my thoughts and put them on paper.
So, anyways, let’s talk about weekends and how we may view them differently. Many people view weekends as an opportunity to relax, sit on the couch and watch tv the entire day, go to the movies, or go shopping. Next thing you know is two full days went by, you have not accomplished much, if anything at all, spend a lot of money on the things you may not need, utilized credit cards, and now it is time to go back to work to your full time job. By the way, you are still tired and feel like you need more time to rest. Well, guess what, the weekend is behind you and it’s time to work until the next weekend. Some may not even have Saturday and/or Sunday off to rest, because, you may be working on the weekends and all you have is few hours in the evenings to enjoy and use them how you see fit, most likely do the activities I had mentioned earlier since you are tired and don’t feel like doing anything at all.
Why am I telling you this?
Because, I used to do exactly the same before I realized that what I was doing, was not getting me anywhere at all, I was staying in one place, far from my goals and dreams. At the same time, I dreamed about improving my and my family’s lifestyle. But how could I do that without actually doing something about actually changing my situation and unproductive behaviors? You can’t change your life and tough situation you may be in, unless you are ready to act and work hard to get to where you want to be.
What does weekend have to do with this?
Weekend is the time to grind. Yep, you heard me correctly, weekend is the time to grind and hustle, if you want to change where you are today.
If you always dreamed about starting your own business full or part time while working your regular full time job, then weekend is when you can accomplish most of your tasks to set yourself up for productive and successful week ahead of you.
You can take the same 5-8+ hours on Saturday and Sunday to focus on building solid foundation for the next several days, weeks or even months, by completing writing projects you needed to complete, podcasts you needed to record, work on your website, begin writing a book you always wanted to write, or other activities to help you to get closer to accomplishing your personal and professional goals. Ultimately, accomplished goals would lead you to your lifetime dream, whatever it may be for you – better lifestyle, more vacation time, more money, ability to spend more time with your family, etc.
Taking time away or adding more?
As I am writing this, sitting in the library looking outside thought the window, other people are playing at the part with their kids and enjoying the time outside in the beautiful weather. Of course, I want to do exactly the same and spend this time with my family versus sitting in the company of book shelves. However, I know that even though it may feel like I am taking this time away from my wife and kids, I see it differently. I see it as adding more time to spend with my family in the long run, maybe not right this minute, but in the near future. My reasoning is simple here, I am investing my time and energy to do what I love, helping other people, just like me few years ago, to find themselves somewhere deep inside of them, find their strength, confidence, and courage to keep working towards their goals and life they want to create for themselves. I do so by sharing my extensive experience and knowledge in the field of personal development and leadership which is based on my experiences, my successes and failures, as well as lessons learned from each of my failures. My passion for self-development helps me to build solid foundation for my and my family’s future, the time when I would be able to dedicate all of my time, including the weekends, to my family while doing what I love – helping others grow and develop personally and professionally through my work.
Why am I telling you all this?
I simply want to highlight the importance of utilizing every minute of available time, including the weekends, and work on getting you from where you are not to where you want to be. Yes, it is absolutely a lot of hard work, but what was it ever easy to reach the top. So, how are you going to spend your weekends?
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