I’m sitting alone writing this post. It’s 9pm and everyone has cleared out of the internet cafe to make their ways to the bars and clubs of nearby Waikiki. I do my best work alone, I can concentrate, there aren’t distractions, and I can choose my own music. My brain can relax and I can think clearly so my quiet hours are when I write the best, when I work the best, and when nobody can tell me what I can’t do.
I refer to these hours as my quiet hours because in a world of never ending noise, of commitments, and of constant go, these are literally the only hours there is no noise, no barrage of advertising, no outside information affecting my mind.
I don’t necessarily enjoy the quiet hours because I enjoy being alone, but because they are the ones in which my mind is clearest and I regain focus.
The quiet hours are the ones when nobody is home, everyone’s asleep or nobody is watching. They’re the hours in which it’s just you and your work, your muse, your hobby, your goals. They’re the hours when nobody is there to pat you on the back and tell you to keep going, they’re the hours you spend biking for endless hours, the hours you spend writing that novel, and the hours when you show yourself how bad you want it. These hours aren’t graded, they’re not shared with anyone else, and they only bring about inner satisfaction.
The quiet hours are the ones that nobody sees, the ones that create an overnight success in a matter of years, the ones that were spent after a day at work.
The quiet hours are the ones where you might turn on some music and totally envision the life that you want to lead. My quiet hours are spent writing to inspire others, working on achieving my awareness of the world I live in, and working on becoming who I want to be. Even if it never happens completely, the quiet hours are fun for me in working to make that happen.
Nobody pushes you along these quiet hours, but you, you’re the only one sitting here reading this post, you’re the only one who’s going to fulfill your dreams, and you’re the only one who cares enough to make it happen. In order to do so you’ll become quite familiar with the quiet hours.
The quiet hours are led by those who take action and who speak through those actions rather than words and as you may know, it’s the quiet ones you have to watch out for 😉
How do you motivate yourself through the quiet hours?
When and where do you spend your quiet hours?