Just 30 Minutes a Day

What can be accomplished in just 30 minutes? A lot of different items come to mind-a phone call to a friend, checking email, a stand up meeting, a power lunch, etc. In our block of 24 hours a day though, 30 minutes doesn't seem like much.

But consider if you took 30 minutes a day for a week, month or year. That same 30 minutes can really add up-3 hours and 30 minutes a week, 16 hours a month, 182 hours a year. I realize that I probably waste more than 30 minutes a day on unproductive activities (that's a blog for another day), but what is the power of focusing 30 minutes a day on a specific goal or task?

What would be the outcome of reading 30 minutes a day-how many books could you read? What if you spent 30 minutes a day writing a book-how soon would you have a novel? Experts say that there is real value in exercising just 30 minutes a day-how much weigh could you lose?

We had a very large load of top soil delivered to our home for our yard. The task was very overwhelming to me as I looked at that big pile of dirt in my driveway. But, I made the decision to wake up 30 minutes earlier in the morning and spend that time wheel barreling top soil. It took time but eventually the project was completed. I took satisfaction each day as I saw consistent progress towards my goal over time.

What can you accomplish if you consistently focused on something for 30 minutes a day? Pick a goal, carve out the time and then be amazed.