Mindstate Motivation Blog

Play or Pay?

I don’t know about you but I love to have free time to play with whatever I choose.  That’s sooooo much more fun than having to the pay the price of self discipline in order to take at least an incremental step toward one of my goals.  That’s work!  And, I can’t say I like it as much as being free to play at will.

Funny thing about the trade-offs between play or pay.  If you don’t pay, inevitably you will have less with which to play.  Without paying the price of disciplining yourself to work hard for what you want, your wants will always be just wishes.  Anything truly worthwhile requires you to pay a price.  You can’t “play” your way to your goals.

So, how do you strike a favorable balance between the time devoted to play and the time focused on paying the price of working toward what you want.  Well, my best advice is to follow the advice of a friend of mine who is a genius at helping people understand relatively simple concepts for organizing your time.  When you organize your time efficiently and effectively you naturally gain time for play.  And, by the way, one of the things you will learn from my friend is that with properly organized time your play actually helps you to more effectively pay (work, that is).

Here’s a link  to time management expert, Julie Morgenstern’s, website.   You can follow her on Twitter at JulieMorgenstrn.  Play with the information you will find at these two sites.  It’s a small price to pay for maximizing the time of your life.

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