Saturday, August 27, 2016

The "Behind-The-Scenes" of Getting Things Done

                     Getting things done. Or better put, finding yourself the motivation and time to complete something. It can be quite difficult to do. Can it be agreed upon that the motivation part is essential but simple when compared to the time aspect? It's a commonly passed around piece of wisdom that people tend to discover one way or another in their lifetime. And that wisdom is that goal-making is so much easier to accomplish than the goal itself. Achieving goals, on the other hand, takes work... and time. Because of the time aspect, and the many of the closely related discouraging aspects, a good amount of dreams remain just that, dreams.

                       So, time. Something we as humans seem to have less and less of as we continue our trek into the future. Something that is slowly being recognized as something taken for granite. Why is that? It can be said that it is partly due to the busy lifestyle society has adopted in this modern age. More hours spent doing renovations to humankind and the hours spent for other things shrink. People also tend to only find interest in things that produce immediate benefits over something that will have a better result, but will take longer.

                    But maybe it doesn't have to do with time at all. Yes, the lack of time doesn't have to do with time. Crazy, isn't it? Despite how ridiculous that proposition is, give the explanation a chance. Time can be defined as the continued progress of existence, and doesn't quite have much to do with how it's spent. Also due to the progression of modern society so suddenly, activities that would help accomplish goals may be looked upon lazily and shoved to the bottom of one's priority list. We see what needs to be done, what we want to be done, and what we don't exactly want to do but it is necessary to do if we want to get something out of it. And as sad as it is that final item comes last for most people. That is why people can say, "I just don't have the time", because they see their time and decide to dedicate it to something that they have to do or want to do based on how quickly they produce success. Things like long-term goals and dreams are difficult to work on when all of these other tasks that appeal more hog up everyone's priority list.

                    People in this world have needs and wants. Sometimes to get to a specific 'want' they must first accomplish something that doesn't fall into either of those category's. The need to do it or else they can't get that long-term want, but they don't need to do it to survive. They also might not exactly want to do it either; therefore, it's so simple to just dedicate our time to something else, pushing our goal farther and farther away from us. It's sad. But it can be changed.

                    When making a goal, or working towards one for that matter, keep in mind the necessary steps needed to achieve the goal. If you are aware of the work you need to put in, and you keep the goal in your view, putting those goal-achieving steps last on the priority list seems harder to do. That's because you have the motivation, and the motivation to make the time.

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