I love reading Jerry Jenkin’s blogs. I always take something away from what he has to say. I don’t know that he offers anything different or new, it’s just the way he says it. I read what he’s written, and a light bulb goes off.
He offered some profound information in an email I received some time ago, and I recently revisited. While it’s as obvious as the nose on your face, we sometimes miss the obvious due to the circumstances we find ourselves in. I wanted to share it with you.
First, he said we all make time to do what we really want to do. Then he followed that up with a comparison of make and find. You won’t ever find the time to write. We all have the same 168 hours per week. The only way to add hours to your calendar is to sacrifice hours from it.
In order to make the time, you must carve something else out of your schedule. It all starts with your priorities. How desperately do you want to write, finish a book, become a novelist?
Only you can determine your priorities. What are you willing to give up to pursue your dream?
Jerry Jenkins worked full time and helped his wife raise their three young sons. He wasn’t about to sacrifice his family for writing time, so he scheduled his writing from 9:00pm-12:00am.
What did he sacrifice? TV time, social gatherings with friends, and a couple hours of sleep.
What are you willing to sacrifice?