Concious Effort

cartoon image of a character with an bright idea

This is my decision to get back into blogging. I’ve been meaning to write again, but life got the best of me and I’ve had no time to put my thoughts into words. There’s always some reasonable excuse. This is also true in other aspects of my life.

I have these ideas that I want to do.

Be a CEO of a successful company
Get a promotion
Learn spanish
Compete a BJJ tournament and place
Try new restaurants
Read more
Travel far and wide
Go to a movie premier and walk the red carpet.

I think about them and desire to do them. But for one reason or another, it doesn’t happen.

This brief desire is nothing more than a dream unless I make this momentary thought into conscious level effort. I need to put my thoughts into bite size steps. If I want to checkout the new restaurant with my wife, I need to find out when they open and plan a date that works for both of us. If I want to travel more, the average cost for a 4 night trip is about 144 per day. How much do I need to save and when can I go? These little thoughts are the connecting force to making dreams into reality.

The activity can be important, trivial, new, old, easy or hard. Unless there’s effort behind my thoughts it will remain a dream.

You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.

Charles Buxton

Think and Grow
John Moon