When you’re having trouble reaching your goals, you might think that it’s because you’re lacking something in your life. And that’s probably a lack of money or a lack of time.
Let’s say your goal is to lose weight. A lack of money might mean you can’t afford a gym membership, and a lack of time might mean you can’t seem to fit a workout into your day.
But which one is more important for you to be successful?
The trick is to find simple solutions or “life hacks” to make those hurdles easier to jump over.
So, if you don’t have money for a gym, you could find free exercise videos on YouTube or get a buddy to go for a daily run around the neighborhood with you.
If you don’t have time to exercise, you can delegate some of your tasks to other people (like have your kids set the table), wake up 30 minutes earlier, or stop doing things that eat up your time but aren’t essential to your happiness.
Saying that you don’t have enough money or time to reach your goals doesn’t make it true. You just have to stop being lazy and think creatively. You can do it!
What’s your top goal for September? If you are wishing for more money or more time to make it easier, brainstorm 5 little things you can do to work around your perceived obstacle. Or you can be an overachiever and think of 100 solutions.
For help finding more time, watch my time management video The Smart Advice That Pisses Me Off.
For help saving more money, read my post The Real Reason You’re Not Saving More Money.
Now it’s your turn! Would you rather have more money or more time?
In the comments below, share your choice and one solution you’re going to try this week to get more of what you want.