Can you pursue your dream when you’ve got a full-time job, a family to take care of, and other responsibilities? I personally have postponed pursuing my dream for these and similar reasons for many years, and when I heard Steven Pressfield and Marie Forleo discuss this, their take resonated strongly with me.
It’s actually based on Pressfield’s new book Put Your Ass Where Your Heart Wants To Be (which I reviewed recently):
One hour a day is seven hours a week, thirty hours a month, 365 hours a year. Three hundred and sixty hours is nine forty-hour weeks. Nine forty-hour weeks is a novel. It’s two screenplays, maybe three. In ten years, that’s ten novels or twenty movie scripts. You can be a full-time writer, one hour a day.— Steven Pressfield
If you feel like you can’t carve out enough time for your own creative pursuits, do yourself a favor and watch this 5-minute clip:
It’s surprising how little time these established, creative professionals spend on doing the actual creative, deep work every day—and at the same time, it’s also empowering to realize that you and I have that opportunity if we use our time really wisely.