The biggest reason why we fail is lack of patience. Impatience, as well as the uncontrollable urge to get immediate results and fulfillment of all our desires, are the basis of most failures. The reality is that success takes time. Big success requires A LOT of time.
Richard Branson did not become a millionaire overnight. Madonna did not wake up one morning the queen of pop music. David Beckham did not turn into a super football player after a few workouts.
Nevertheless, there is a way that works for every person and for every situation. Most people know everything about it, but never used it. Why? It is much better to wait until the world itself will fall at their feet. However, the world is usually not in a hurry…
Try this simple method. It is called “the theory of 30 minutes.” Its advantage is that it is suitable for absolutely everyone and is easily integrated into any schedule. The general idea is that you make one small action every day for half an hour.
It seems too obvious, right? But you’d be surprised how many people are talking about its banality, never tried it. For example, imagine giving yourself 30 minutes each day for reading. Nonsense? No! This way, in one year you will read about 24 books – and it’s more than most people read in ten years!
You can spend just 30 minutes a day learning a foreign language, or cooking, or training. Get in-depth knowledge on your issue, get the missing experience. Use a 30 minutes each day to achieve the dream of your life. Practise it. After some time, following the “theory of 30 minutes”, for example, six months later, you will look back and be astonished.
You will be surprised at how much progress you can achieve for just 30 minutes a day. Remember, you’re already doing much more than everyone else. Be patient. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step….
So one of the things that I always do inside my own house is that I set a timer for 30 minutes every day for cleaning. And for those 30 minutes, I quickly, as fast as I can, I put things away that aren’t in its place. So stuff on the coffee table, the kitchen table, the kitchen counter, the floor… I just put everything away as fast as I can.
And I use a timer made by TimeTimer.com and I set it for 30 minutes. The really cool thing about this timer is the red decreases as your time decreases. So it gets smaller and smaller and then eventually it just beeps when time is over. Doing a 30minute cleanup every day helps you avoid accumulation of stuff that’s out of its place.
The most important thing about doing a 30-minute habit is being consistent. If you are consistently inconsistent, it’s not going to work. You just have to get in the routine and get in the habit of doing this. So if you set a timer for 30 minutes every day or every other day or three or four times a week, you will notice a huge difference on how organized you will stay.