Don’t have the Time (or Money) for Your Passion?

All Things will Work Out If It’s Your Passion

There are so many things I think I’d do if I had lots of money. Buy that grand piano -( that would be a concert grand), maybe open up a bakery/café, help my kids with their dreams, go to school, remodel the kitchen, buy lots of clothes and shoes, a nice new sewing machine and other quilting supplies, and of course an in-ground swimming pool.

When It's Your Passion, things will work out

But I wonder, if I REALLY were rich, would I end up doing those things?

It is so easy to dream when your pocketbook is empty. In fact it is fun to dream. We used to remodel our house over and over again.

Never had the money to do any of it, but we’d come up with some pretty cool ideas.

Looked at them for a few months and then reinvented the house again.

It’s kinda like that with time.

When I was working, even though it was a part time job, I started feeling like I never could get anything done. I blamed it on “the job” and began fantasizing about all the things I could do if I quit my job.

I could practice my piano for hours, compose music, write, quilt, sew, keep my house immaculately clean, and get my scrapbook projects done. Not to mention cook gourmet meals and have a beautifully set table.

As fate would have it, I ended up without that job. And Now I had all the time in the world and the chance to do all the things I really wanted to do.

Why couldn’t I get anything done? The problem is I had too much time on my hands. It’s easy to put stuff off and do it later. Not to mention that even if I stayed awake 24/7 and lived to be 200 years old, I could never possibly get all that stuff done. I was overwhelmed by choices, projects, and tasks.

Does Time Management Destroy Your Passion?

And so began “time management”

…well it was more like micro management.

  • 7:00 – 8:00 practice piano
  • 15 minute break – during which I have scheduled, laundry
  • 8:15 – 9:00 am practice piano
  • 30 minute break…a real break – the kind with coffee
  • 9:30 – 10:30 am work on quilt
  • 10:30 am take walk
  • etc.

and on and on my schedule went.
It was so managed – that I would go into runaway mode because nothing was fun.
It all felt like work. I ended up going to the other extreme which was:
Get up and do whatever the spirit moved me to do…unfortunately that ended up being everything and anything that had nothing to do with my goals or what I wanted to do!

  • Play Piano
  • Compose Music
  • Write
  • Quilt

Wasting Countless Hours

I’d twiddled my time away

  • checking email
  • facebook
    • Research things on the web For classes I might want to take, as if I had the money to take classes
    • web hosts just in case I ever got that web page ready.

    And then there were the days of extreme cooking, more on that late

    r! 🙂

I wonder if it would be the same with money? Would it get twiddled away like time, on the things that aren’t really all that important?
And what is it that really keeps us from doing what we really want to do?
Is it just easier not to put the time or money into your dreams?

Then you don’t have to feel guilty when they don’t manifest…well I never really had the time, and I just couldn’t come up with the money.

I’ve used the “I don’t have the time” excuse, so much over the past few years, that I still think I don’t have the time to follow my dreams.

But I do

And so do you.

and money?
If you really want something, investing in it with time and money is what you have to do. It doesn’t have to be a lot of money…a step here..a purchase there. It doesn’t have to be a lot of time…a few minutes here and a few there.

It will all work out – if it is your passion.

Passion and purpose go hand in hand. When you discover your purpose, you will normally find it’s something you’re tremendously passionate about. ~ (steve pavalina)

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2 replies to Don’t have the Time (or Money) for Your Passion?

  1. Hi there, I have always thought the same thing, if I didn’t work then I could do all the housework, spend time with the kids and finally become that great writer I have always dreamed of becoming. Alas, I lost my job due to health reasons and spent all my time feeling sorry for me.
    Not anymore, my passion is to find my place in my dreams. It will all work out, I have faith in myself now.

    • I think just having the attitude that it will all work out along with the faith in yourself your dreams will come true.
      Thanks for dropping in at del~lillian’s and inspiring me!

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