All You Need Is 5 Minutes

clarity Sep 11, 2020

 

We all have dreams and goals. We also have challenges that get in the way of our goals. Lastly, we all have obligations that take up our time and energy. There is very little left over for our dreams. It seems that we are pulled in different directions. However, I believe that big dreams take small sacrifices and we can start achieving our dreams and our goals five minutes at a time. 

Have you ever had an issue that annoyed you?  It could be as simple as a rattle in your car. It could be a buggy computer. It could be that something small is off.  More annoying than that is when a couple of weeks go by and it turns out that you fixed it within five minutes. I’m asking you to apply that to the rest of your life. I want you to start achieving your goals five minutes at a time. 

Of course, it’s going to take you more than five minutes to achieve your goals, but the goal of this concept is to get you out of your old mindset and get you into a new mindset that empowers you.

Here we go. Giving five minutes to any issue or any goal that you have gets you used to the emotions and the mindset of whatever it is you want to accomplish. It also is not a big commitment. After all, it takes longer than five minutes to order takeout. For goodness sake, have you ever tried to give a credit card number over the phone?

Instead of complaining that life is not fair or saying “why is that happening to me?” start fixing your life five minutes at a time.

So, what do you do during your five minutes? 

Your goals or your challenges need dedicated time, focus, and energy. Giving five minutes is the start of the process. There are five steps to spending that time. 

  1. Spend five minutes thinking about what the goal is or what the challenge is. So often, we intuitively know that something is wrong, but don’t know exactly what. We know that our favorite shirt does not fit right or a computer is a little bit buggy or our relationship is a little off. These are all examples of our life not humming the way it should. Just spend five minutes identifying the issues in your life or your dreams.
  2. Do a little research. It is amazing what a quick YouTube or Google search can do. Start taking actions on every single goal that you have. You can search anything big or small. You can search how to fix your phone.  You can search the best way to get rid of a mouse. You can even some research on your big goals. You can search how to start a blog, grow your social media following, and even make seven figures online.
  3. Reach out to someone. There are people who are in your network or just outside your network that can give you advice. All you have to do is ask. The trick is to be specific. Be willing to learn and be appreciative.
  4. Make a list. Chances are that you have more resources than you think you have. Make a list of your goals and/or the challenges you have. Start making a list of situations, people that you can reach out to, or search criteria. Again, the point is to get you into the mindset of achieving your goals or dealing with issues. If you feel like you need to go to a psychologist, make a list of psychologists and reach out.
  5. Lastly, plan out the next steps. I don’t believe in shortcuts to success. Obviously, most goals are going to take more than five minutes. Plan out the next steps. Plan out, when and how you are going to reach your goals. 

For the next five days, schedule five minutes per day and start achieving your goals five minutes at a time. Here is the fact and the really cool part. Most likely, once you spend five minutes, you will start going down a rabbit hole (the good kind) and you will feel empowered to do more.  You’re probably are not going to stop at five minutes.

 

 

Summary:

It only takes a dedicated five minutes to get on the road to achieving your goals. Making time for this process will allow you to better focus on the big picture as you continue to navigate smaller goals on the way there.

 

 

 

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