Life is full of things we can do. I often feel like I have too many things I want to do! There just isn’t enough time.
Recently, I cancelled my TV licence. People are often surprised to hear I don’t watch much television, but I don’t. I honestly don’t know how people have time to keep up with soap operas, or The X Factor, or Strictly. There are too many other things to do: I’ve got an album to record, this blog to write, Bambi and The Chopper to work on, my novel and a non-fiction project to do. My Open Uni course will start again soon, too.
And that’s all without even mentioning recreation: games, reading, or cinema trips. TV doesn’t really get a look-in so I’ll save myself £13 a month, thank you very much.
I’m not saying TV is bad, or other things we may enjoy, such as the X-Box/Playstation/baking/whatever – it’s good to have down-time sometimes and, if TV is your thing, fine. But if it’s getting in the way of your life’s goals, then it’s time to re-think.
I’ve said before: All those things you want to do with your life? They’ll never get done unless you actually do them.
I read a fantastic blog-post today by Don Miller about ‘Being your own President’ and making a plan for your life, rather than letting someone else decide how it’s going to turn out. It has re-motivated me to continue with the things I want to achieve.