Sometimes it feels like life is too complicated right now to do what we want to do. We put off the ideal this-would-make-me-feel-amazing projects (making over our financial lives, training for a marathon, interviewing therapists…) for a “better” time.
You know, a time when things are quieter, easier…
That’s a risky bet you’re making there, waiting for things to simmer down so you can do what you want to do.
What are the chances of that actually happening? When were the times in your life when things were more suitable for you to create a better life for yourself?
Not looking too promising right? Because there’s always going to be something.
Today, I’m inviting you to check in with yourself: Are you making excuses or are you making time?
Time is not something that comes to us. We don’t “find” the time. We either make it or we don’t.
If we’re making the time for something, we’re essentially saying “This is my priority right now.” And when we don’t make the time for something, that translates to “This is not a priority for me right now.”
Either way, you are making a choice there.
It’s okay if you want to choose other things than those projects you keep putting off. Life IS complex. Things ARE busy. There is no shortage of demands on you. The timing might be really inconvenient.
But you have the power of discernment to decide what calls get answered.
So if you’re putting off getting your money cleaned up and well-managed, ask yourself if what you’re doing now instead is more important to you.
And you might be thinking “Well, I didn’t choose to get sick right now. I didn’t choose for my employer to be understaffed. I didn’t choose to not enroll enough clients last month.”
True. I’d agree 100%. But you get to choose whether these factors are speed bumps or roadblocks.
Know your priorities, your values, your goals. Commit to these. Promise yourself that you’ll make sure your actions are aligned with your priorities.
And then do those things.