How can we manage our time well? How can we live our lives instead of watching other people live theirs? Denis Waitley shares his thoughts in this video.
Live Your Passion, Don’t Give Away Your Time
Are you giving away your free time?
After grinding it out at work, sitting in traffic, and helping your kids with their 10-page assignment, you can find your free time dwindling away.
How do you even make room for your desires when you’ve got so many necessities to take care of life?
The truth is that most people actually have more time than they think they do. They’re just not using it very wisely.
People spend what little free time they have — on the weekends, at nights, early in the morning — watching TV or scrolling through social media. But the time spent checking the electronic device of your choice (pick your poison) doesn’t ever really help us build the life of our dreams.
Instead, it helps us momentarily escape our discomfort for a lifetime of disappointment. It trains us to give up on own dreams so we can watch other people live out theirs. It’s easy to fall into that habit.
But Denis Waitley, author of the No. 1 best-selling audiobook in history, The Psychology of Winning, says that it’s never too late to correct your life path.
After being drafted into the Naval Airforce, he learned firsthand that you can’t always quit your job. But he also realized that if he wanted to be successful and achieve his dreams, then he couldn’t use his hours off the clock to watch sitcoms.
“In your prime time, your free time, you live your passion,” he explains in this video. “You stop viewing and start doing.”
Win Your Life Back
No matter where you are at this point in your life, no matter how much you’ve settled or compromised for the realities of daily living, you can win your life back.
“Winning” might seem like an odd word to use. It might sound too materialistic. Too harsh. Too consumed with looking at life like it’s a high school game.
But as Denis Waitley says,
True winning, however, is no more than one’s own personal pursuit of individual excellence. You don’t have to knock other people down or gain at the expense of others. ‘Winning’ is taking the talent and potential you were born with, and have since developed, and using it fully toward a goal or purpose that makes you happy.
Denis Waitley is looked at as one of America’s greatest coaches of all time. He’s helped millions of people through his bestselling book, The Psychology of Winning. He’s taught U.S. Olympians, NASA astronauts, and executives at the top corporations how to perform at their highest levels.
He teaches how to make winning — true winning — a habit.
Join Denis Waitley in his Mindvalley Quest, The New Psychology of Winning, as he helps you install the mindset of champions and build the life of your dreams.
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