A friend and I had a discussion on a very important issue which affects young ambitious people. I am a freelancer. She is too. I realize that I give too much focus and passion for clients’ jobs than I do to mine. My friend has made the same realization and she is not happy about it.
Why is that? The answer is: clients’ payment is some kind of motivation. And the deadline which comes with the job makes you deliver on time. Why don’t we address our own personal works like that? Why does it seem we have to be motivated to do what we know we ought to do to move closer to the realization of our goals? Why does it look like someone has to pay you for you to do Your Thing? The reason for this is we often lack COMMITMENT.
You can brainstorm and deliver perfectly on people’s jobs just because they paid you to do it, but it takes an extra push for you to do the same for You! This has to change. Create a schedule and allot time when you do a client’s job and when you do yours, whether or not the client has a deadline on you. You will meet the deadline, but you can’t afford to miss yours.
There’s a quote that says if you don’t pursue your goals, you will be paid by others to help pursue theirs. That’s right only to an extent because you might need to serve other people while pursuing your own goals. But, to lack motivation and commitment to work on your goals is a situation you must escape from.
Commitment and motivation alone is not okay. To run with your vision, to chase after your personal goals, you have to develop a sense of urgency, a sense of purpose, coupled with discipline, focus, commitment, and self-motivation.
Time is running its own course, waiting for no one. Pray not to wake up one day to find that you’ve gone ahead with other people’s goals while yours is in the past.
Victor Negro
Victor Negro is an author, screenwriter, and personal development specialist. He is the founder of Evolving Minds Training and Consulting through which he offers products and counseling services on self-improvement, capacity building, and mind science. He writes on matters of life and existence as he thinks, preferring a better understanding of common questions. Read his interesting and thought provoking pieces at