If it is important to you, throw money at whatever is stopping you from pursuing of your goals.
What do I mean by this?
If you want to go back to school, but cannot because someone needs to watch the children, hire a babysitter.
If you want to start exercising every morning, but it takes up the time you spend cleaning your house, hire a cleaning person.
If you want to write that book, but simply cannot focus at home, buy a cup of coffee at a coffee shop and ‘rent’ the space for an hour of writing.
As you start reading these, you might realize that you do not even need to spend the money I am suggesting.
Maybe it is more of a matter of willpower, proper organization of your priorities, effective time management or support from loved ones, which is needed for your endeavour.
Spending money to pursue your goals can be a great catalyst for success.
If you are spending your hard earned cash on a meal delivery service, so that you can write the next great novel, but do nothing, other than scroll through Instagram for the evening, then perhaps it is time to re-examine the goal you think you so badly want to achieve.
However, if you do take the hour a day, which you usually spend meal prepping, with your butt planted in a chair, keyboard clattering away, losing track of time, watching the word count and pages grow, then that meal service will pay for itself in the future.
Throwing money at the problem might sound frivolous to you, but to me, it is everything.
It shows me that I am committed to the completion of the goal, not just the idea of it and I am willing to make big sacrifices for said goal.
If you are willing to allocate your money to help you reduce the distractions or obstacles, which are preventing you from achieving your goal, you are acting in accordance to reaching said goal.
Where we spend our money, what we spend it on and how we spend it, say a lot about us.
If you are sitting here, stuck in a rut, with a decent paying job, a slightly higher than expected mortgage and bills, which make you sigh with defeat, but there is that thing you want to do and think about all the time, you will find the time, money and energy.
We are some of the lucky ones.
We have a roof over our heads and at least five extra bucks a month to spend, so you have cash to spare, I am sure of it. Before you start rambling at why you cannot spend the money, make the time or whatever else you excuse may be, ask yourself why it is easier to explain the reasons why you are not doing, rather than expending said energy on doing.
Five minutes a day adds up.
It all adds up, so you can choose to either pile up your excuses, like the steaming pile they are, or start making the sacrifices.