I'm not sure how this post is going to “sound” after I write it, but I'll write it anyways.
I have got absolutely nothing to complain about right now. I run my own business, and things are going well.
I am happy. I am healthy. All the people I care about are mostly happy and healthy.
I am helping a lot of people as an online teacher, and as a result, I have a lot of opportunities and have to turn down more business than I can accept.
In some ways that's frustrating, but I cannot complain even of that.
(Should I try to grab each and every crumb I see lying around on the table, the napkin, the floor? Or just focus on the meal and not worry about the crumbs? A separate question. I digress.)
So while business is going well, and I'm tolerating this situation of not being able to pick up all the crumbs available, I also want to do some other stuff.
And maybe that's where the problem comes in.
I want to go to the gym more often than I do. I want to spend more time learning a second language. I want to cook more. I want to learn a musical instrument. I want to create some things just for fun and not for money. I want to watch other people's courses. I want to go out and meet people at networking events or conferences.
Except I'm already feeling like I'm missing out on some cool business ideas because I am afraid to stretch myself too thin. Working on “non-business stuff” that doesn't lead to revenue seems like an insane idea.
Maybe I should rename this blog, Cries for Help from a Workaholic.
Truth be told, I'm not actually a workaholic. Cue the next Simpsons reference.
Why can't I find this Simpsons quote on the Internet! I remember is so clearly! The Internet let me down today.
Anyways, the point of this post was that I have a long laundry list of things I want to do in my life.
And I believe you and I have the same basic 24 hours in a day. So it's not really a question of not having time.
Perhaps it's priorities. Right now, in this instant, I'd rather have a successful business than almost anything else.
Learning another language is going to have to wait until that's no longer true.