For a lot of people, the main reason why they don’t have enough time or money or resources to do what they want is because they spend all the time, money, and resources doing things they don’t want to do.
Please don’t give me excuses about your responsibilities. For most people, it’s about the choices we make. Sometimes, to get what we want in one area, we have to make sacrifices in other areas. But at the end of the day, it is a choice. The more you take ownership of that, the more you would feel in control of making the choices that are right for you.
But to do that, first you need to focus on what you are going to stop doing.
In your journal, start a list of things you want to stop doing. Things that you hate, or find boring. Things that cost money that you would rather spend on something else. Things that are against your values and beliefs.
Write fast, and keep going. Don’t worry about being practical, and most certainly don’t get sucked into feeling guilty. Think of this exercise as wishful thinking. If you were free to do what you wanted, what would you stop doing?