How To Find The Time: Steps You Can Take To Make Progress In Life

How Victor Pride Change My Life By Telling Me No

In our world today we are faced with many obligations and distractions. Most people use this as an excuse to not accomplish what they know they need too. I am going to show you how I am able to stay on top of my game by following certain rules in my life.

In my time I have found that success comes down to the following- TAKING ACTION.

While that might seem simple it is the truth. Life is at its core simple. Humans make life more complicated than it should be. In my opinion it is due to our mind. Most people do not understand how powerful our minds really are.

My opinions on our minds and life would take hundreds of posts to explain. But you are reading this because you want to understand how to find the time. Use everything in this post that you agree with and watch your life improve as you make progress.

What holds you back?


There is nothing outside of yourself that can hold yourself back. It isn’t until you allow the limitation into your mind that you become shackled.


Do not let any limitation into your mind. Limitations do not exist without your recognition. Now of course there are certain limitations such as being born a certain way etc that can limit you to a degree. The beauty is that even with those limitations there are things you can do to overcome them.

By the age of 8 I could hardly read and could hardly write. Yet here I am running a successful blog and write content for other sites I own.

Do not tell me that there is anything in this world that keeps you from what you want. If you truly want something then get off of your butt and find a way to get it.

Find the time!

Rules I follow to stay on top of my game

In my life I follow certain rules that allow me to stay on top of my game. This does not mean that my life works perfectly 24/7 but I do enjoy my life every second.

Here is what you have been waiting on:

  1. Stay True To Yourself
  2. Always Be Taking Action
  3. Work On Something That Will Help Your Mission Everyday
  4. Do Not Doubt Yourself
  5. Do Not Worry Or Allow Any Negative Thoughts Into Your Mind
  6. Seek Yourself For Answers Before Anything Outside Of Yourself
  7. Take Time For Yourself And Those Close To You
  8. Have Balls

Stay True To Yourself-

In this world you only have yourself. You must stay true to yourself because you are the one who must earn what you want in this life. What exactly is staying true to yourself?

To me it is never letting myself get stuck in a cycle of doing what I don’t want to do. In my life I would say 99% of  what I do is only what I want to do.

The only time you will see me doing something that I don’t exactly want to do is if it will benefit me in some way or if I choose to do it. By following this rule my life has improved 1000% in the past year alone.

Another aspect of staying true to yourself is following your gut. I have been saved from fatal accidents and achieved great things from following my gut.

Always Be Taking Action-

As I mentioned towards the top of this post that success comes from Taking Action. If you aren’t taking action then you are not making any progress in life. This applies to relationships, money, and everything else in life. There was a time in my life where I was broke, depressed, and lacked belief in myself.

What changed?

I took action. Step by step I improved every aspect of my life. I took action and started dumping money into my bank account. I eliminated losers from my life. I started believing in the person I saw in the mirror.

What resulted was that I brought myself out of the self created Hell I had been in. There are still things I am working on but guess what? I can guarantee you that I am taking steps to fix them.

You can start small but you need to start RIGHT NOW.

Work On Something That Will Help Your Mission Everyday-

There is not a day that goes by without me working on something that helps me get closer to achieving my mission. I am always working on sites, writing/editing content, or networking. Nobody will give me what I want. I must earn it.

I will give myself the Fame, Fortune, and Life that I desire. Of course there will be people who will help me achieve it such as you, but it starts with me. I have to make the decision to work on my projects.

I don’t care if you want to be an Athlete, Blogger, or a Fireman you need to do something everyday to get closer to achieving your mission.

Do Not Doubt Yourself-

Growing up I was full of doubt. This was partly due to my upbringing but another factor was me being young and naive. It took age and awareness to begin realizing how damaging self-doubt was on my life. It limited my life and caused me to miss out on several big opportunities.

Do I regret it?

Not at all. It has made me an even stronger Man. I now know that I can achieve whatever I want if I put my mind too it. The reason I tell you that nothing can stand in your way is because this is the reality that I live everyday. 

Go out into the world and bring your ideas into reality. You do not know who will suffer if you decide to doubt yourself and live a life of mediocrity. For all you know the idea you have in your head now could give someone the motivation to create a cure to a disease. 

You never know what an impact you could have on the world. Believe in yourself my friend. If you believe in yourself everything else will fall into place. 

Do Not Worry Or Allow Any Negative Thoughts Into Your Mind-

My old self suffered from constant worry and would feed himself constant negative thoughts. Worrying literally does not do anything beneficial for you. It clouds your mind and makes it harder for you to overcome the obstacles in your way. Holy Books such as the Bible even touch on this topic. While your spiritual belief is up to you this is still a Universal Truth.

Instead of worrying you need to have ultimate confidence in yourself. With me I know that no matter what happens I can handle it.

It has also been proven that Negative Thoughts bring Negative effects while Positive Thoughts bring Positive effects. I’m not going to explain the benefits as it is obvious. 

Seek Yourself For Answers Before Anything Outside Of Yourself-

People in our society do not think for themselves anymore. They always want to be told what to do. They have what I call a Magic Pill Mindset.

Here is a common theme for them:

  • They believe in the God everyone else does
  • They vote for whoever they last heard
  • They search for the Magic Formula to Wealth (Does not exist. All though there are principles.)
  • They follow the life plan everyone else does. Education, Get Job, Marriage, Get House, Retire, Die
  • Live a life of mediocrity



If you do have to go to someone for advice make sure they are qualified. I get Business/Life Advice from Chris  as he is a successful businessman and overall great guy. I get Health Advice from people who have a great body and enjoy life. You get where I’m going with this.

Seek yourself first and Think for yourself. BUT if you need advice find someone qualified. Don’t go to your boss for money advice.

Take Time For Yourself And Those Close To You-

Something that I have to keep in check is taking time for myself and people that are close to me. If I’m not careful I will get so tied up in projects that I am doing that I will not take time for anyone else. I kept burning out and couldn’t figure out why as I was doing what I wanted to do.

It finally clicked. I hadn’t taken any personal time for myself and hadn’t hung out with my friends in months. 

What did I do?

I took a 3 day break. For 3 days I didn’t do anything regarding WOTO or Business. I rented a relative’s Beach House and threw a party. To my astonishment I found myself craving to get back to Business. My mind was overflowing with Ideas.

After my 3 day break my page views increased through the roof! I had a clear head and was able to be more productive. Take time for yourself and those who are special and I guarantee you will see great things. Of course the flip side is that you must earn it.

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Have Balls-

It takes Balls to get what you want in life. This world wants you to be a part of the Masses. You have to go out and take what you want. You must earn everything.

You will not achieve success in Business, Life, or with Girl(s) if you do not have Balls. It is time for you to Man up and take your piece of the pie. 

Closing Thoughts

I cannot stress enough that you can have what you want. It is waiting for you. You just have to earn it. 

You can have the money that you want. You can have the girl(s) that you want. You can enjoy life on the beach. You can have the body you want.

Nobody is keeping these things from you.

If you want something then find the time. You have a set amount of time to create the life that you want. For most of you reading this you are probably following some of the rules I listed above already. If you aren’t then do not go another day. 

What are you going to do differently?

Until next time Go and Dominate.

Your friend,

Dylan Madden

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About Dylan Madden

My name is Dylan Madden. I've written over 300+ articles for those who want more out of life and are interested in traveling the world. I am from US city where most people work the same old job for their entire life. Now after traveling to 18 countries. I've set up a home in Dubai where I spend my days helping freelancers build successful businesses within The Real World and on the blog Calm and Collected. Within this website you will find the motivation and action steps to make your life better.

6 comments add your comment

  1. I have been roaming your site, Dylan, for the past two days, and I have to say… This is brilliant!
    I have been reading the Bold and Determined blog by Victor Pride and since then I have been hooked on blogs of this nature.

    I may not comment often or even at all, but if I can tell you anything right now, I am definitely looking forward to your work in the future.

    • Thank you Edward I appreciate your comment. I’ve got a new article dropping this Wednesday and another on Friday. I look forward to seeing you around.

  2. wow wow sir it touches me in a great way. I don’t know in what way can I give u my appreciation.
    God bless u
    I think u are in the right track to contribute for what you created for.
    In what way can I get what you posted before.

    With love, dereje n.c., from great Ethiopia

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