Hello Sophisticated Spenders!
“You must be single-minded. Drive for the one thing on which you have decided.” —General George S. Patton
I’m reading a really great book right now:
The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller
Here’s one of my favorite passages:
Passion for something leads to disproportionate time practicing or working at it. That time spent eventually translates to skill, and when skill improves, results improve . Better results generally lead to more enjoyment, and more passion and more time is invested. It can be a virtuous cycle all the way to extraordinary results.
Which brings me to the reason why I am quitter:
Too many balls in the air!
- I am quitting tennis (till winter).
- I quit teaching a Zumba class that was too far of a hike for me.
- I quit cleaning-I will hire a regular maid by the end of the week (I need an accountability partner on this one).
- From the looks of my fridge, I’ve quit cooking. (I’ve been buying pre-cooked meats from my butcher-saves lots of time and money).
So now is your time to quit something!
There is something that your heart isn’t into anymore, the passion has faded, or just isn’t fun anymore.
You already know it is, so I encourage you to quit it!
The 40 Days of Dating Your Passion Project is a great place to start! (Please read about it if you are new around here!)
This project forces you to concentrate your talents on 1 project or task for 40 days. At the end of the 40 days, you come out with a perfected craft.
The very first time I tried it, I rocked it!
My project was my blog and I made lots of positive changes.
I have unsuccessfully attempted Dating other projects and I was a quitter with those too. They were Flag football, Tennis and I believe Sewing. I even tried two-timing a few projects and that didn’t quite work out either.
I will finish reading this book by Wednesday so that I can announce the next project that I will date.
It will most likely be sewing (because I bought a few pieces of fabric). I would also like to date my blog again because I have a few cool stories from BlogHer15 to share with you (oh, and I have a few cool items to give away too).
So let’s date something together!
Think about a project you’d like to date for 40 days.
And be ready to tell me all about it later this week!