Today, I did understand how important is good time management. And by good, I mean the one which works for you well, even if it is just a simple to do list with time assigned to every task. If it workes for you, that means it’s good (simple, isn’t it?)
As you might have realised, I am up to testing new and new solutions to find the best way for me. When I was younger, I could do much more things to compare with current days. And of course, I was procrastinating. But any way, at the end everything have been done on time. Now it looks a bit different. My procrastination leads me to being late all the time. It is not something I wish it would be the case. On the other hand, handing my projects over in last moment isn’t the most desirable thing for me too.
That’s why I am very happy that I understood how it’s happen that I always have so many urgent task and how to pevent it. However, there is still a lot to do, to bring it to right state. Especially, that I am working up to 14 hours every day. Again.
And it might sound funny for some of you to work so much. For me it does too. But, like everyone, I have my bills to pay, food to buy, and all the spendings we all have. This is something, I need to take care of in the first place. It would be hard to manage any work on my own projects, if I wouldn’t have place to live and food on my plate.
And all this is not to show how hard it is, or to get people saying: “Poor you!”. First of all, there is a lot of people who have worse than me. Who are working much more and still can’t manage to the end of the month. Or who, because of situation, can’t take any job.
So what is the reason? I hope, that when I will bring my projects to the point, where they are bringing some incomes and my life will become easier (at least money wise), it will be proof for all. That everyone, who will come across this post will realise, that this is possible to achieve any goal, it is just a matter of how much you want it and how much you are able to sacrifice.
At some point, I used to think that I can’t get too far. Just because I had worse start than many of my friends. I remember being jelause about them, that their parents could afford journeys abroad for them, where they could learn English; private tutor, to make sure they can understand material we are learning during the classes and many more. I was doing well, but there were some topics, for which I needed a lot of time to understand, while sitting till late night and going through my text books.
And I had my dad. That time I didn’t appreciate him so much. But many times, when I was struggling late at night to understand something, he would sit with me and explain till I will be fine. That time I was quite angry, because while all of my friends could sleep, I had to learn. Just because I didn’t have a tutor. I didn’t appreciate, that my dad just came from his second shift and instead of going to bed, he was spending this time with my homework or preparation for test.
When I grew up, I was still thinking that your family welthness determines how far you can go. My opinion changed, when I’ve met some friends, who had a better start. And now, when we aren’t dependent on our parents, we are at the same point. Some of them even worse than mine. I’ve realised, that it has to be something else, than the place you grew up. And this missing thing in my old idea is me (or you, if you are thinking about your situation).
What is even more interesting, I think that I have even easier. Because my parents couldn’t afford to give me money for everything I wanted, I had to learn how to survive without many things or to learn how to earn for them. And I am sure, that if you are in similar situation, you know what I am talking about.
So this is an advantage. A lot of people will find it hard to work on their personal projects along with professional job. For people, who has less, it is even harder. But we got used to work hard for a long time. And no matter how long we spent outside our home, just making sure that everything is payed on time, we can manage to work just an hour longer at home. Fighting with our eyelids closing on their own. We don’t need to be rewarded straight away.
And this description doesn’t describe only people from poorer families and still, people sometimes are growing up in greediness. But in a lot of families, where parents work a lot to provide for the family, they tend to buy their children. In case if theybwork like this to survive, they can buy toy for their child, to reward their children’s time spend without their parents. They are teaching their children that everything they want, will be given to them on a silver plate. Unfortunately, in real life you need to work for everything. And it doesn’t necessarily have to be any hard job. But what is the most important, it has to be wise work.
That’s all for today’s post. It turned out to be just throwing out my thoughts from my head. I even had some trouble to give it any title. So I’ve just called it what it is.
But any way, as always I wish you very productive day and I’ll see you in my next post.