Restructuring your life so that you are able to change your status quo, will enable you to do what you want to do with it.
Eliminate what doesn’t fit into your life and establish a new structure for your path moving forward.
I am not implying that you make dramatic changes such as quit your job (right away), move to another country, or sell all of your belongings. Although, you probably would benefit from getting rid of anything you may be hoarding, but I am not judging.
What I will imply, is that you start to restructure your life in the direction that gives you the most freedom to do what you love, without worrying about all of the other meaningless details which can include a job you despise, bills you can’t afford, things you don’t own, or money you don’t have. You have the power inside you if you really want it, to erase these negative perceptions from your life and focus on what really matters.
What does Freedom Mean to You
Start with creating your own definition of what freedom means to you. Ask yourself what it will take for you to feel truly free. Begin to slowly erase what you don’t want in your life and replace it with the things that you are passionate about, things you want in your life. What is it that you would be doing if you had no obligations, no bills, no boring job, no debt?
Change your Perception
Begin to believe that there is another lifestyle, should you choose to go after it, that is of your own doing. A life that you can create for yourself and family that gives you fulfillment. Change the perception of how you view the world. By looking at life in a more positive light, changing your view on what is and isn’t possible, becoming inspired, motivated, and more aware, you will start to question your abilities less. Everything is based on your perception of it. If you see something as impossible, then it is. You see that same thing as possible, then it is.
Dive into Your Environment
Find the environment that aligns with your passions and dreams. The environment is the people that love what you love, who have the same ideals, dreams, and passions as you have. That environment is out there. Whether it is changing the world, all things baseball, music, poetry, teaching, photography, etc. Whatever your passion, there are many other people who share your interests.
Find them and connect with them. They are the key, the ones that will help you on your journey. They will be there when you feel like giving up and when you feel alone. They are the ones that need you to help them for all of the reasons you need them. They are your environment, your community, your small army, your movement, your shoulder to lean on.
When you are in control of your own life, you’ll create your own sense of balance. John Madden once said that if your doing something that you love it shouldn’t be called work, it should be called fun.
The history of the word “work”, implies doing something that we have to in order to make the money to live. What they don’t always tell you is that if you are doing what you want to be doing and making a living from it, isn’t that just a bonus. Would you be doing what you love even if you weren’t getting paid to do it? So I say forget about balance and focus on life management. Manage your life and find the time to do everything you want to do.
By restructuring your life, you eliminate the things and tasks that you do not want in it anymore. Start doing what you want to do by designing a new plan.