“I don’t have time” is the grown up version of “the dog ate my homework”

La Jolla, CA
I love flying. Not only because it usually means I’m going somewhere cool. I actually like being on the plane. The thing I love about it is how productive I am. I’m flying home from San Diego right now and I’ve gotten all kinds of things done. Why? Because there are no distractions. I have a really bad habit of picking up my phone and looking at it, looking at… stuff. I’m usually not looking at anything in particular but I feel the need to pick it up. Opening and closing apps, checking Instagram for the fifth time in five minutes. What exactly am I hoping to see?

And this is why I love being on the plane. I’m offline. I know that I can’t check any of the social media sites or my email so my phone stays in my purse and I do more productive things.

I am aware of the distractions that I have and I have been working on eliminating them, but it’s a process… and it’s hard to stop. I try to remind myself of the goals that I want to achieve and that the time could be spent working on that, rather than seeing what’s new on Facebook… and there is rarely anything new.

For those of you who say “I don’t have enough time” I dare you to take a look at the things that you are doing that are wasting your time. What are you distractions? What are you giving into that is preventing you from achieving your goals and reaching your dreams?

Are you playing Candy Crush, are you looking for the latest idea on Pinterest (that you’re never going to make), or are you spending YOUR time reading about celebrities lives (people you don’t even know)?

Making small changes in your daily routine will dramatically change your life.  And the more you change, the more you want to change.

So what are your goals?

Do you want to lose weight?  Put the chips down, turn Survivor off and go cut up some vegetables.

Do you want to run a marathon?  Stop playing Tetrus (am I aging myself?) and go for a run.

Do you want to open your own catering company? Stop reading about the Kardashians and start researching what it would take to make it happen!

Distraction is the great destoyer of dreams.  Why be busy being busy when you’re built to inspire the world? ~ Robin Sharma

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