I am sure that this is not the first time you are hearing the Jim Rohn Quotation, “You attract success, by the person you become” You can never pursue success; anything that you pursue will elude you. It is for this reason that you must commit to a life time of learning and growth. Fill your space with personal enrichment materials, DVD’s, Audio Books, Magazines, newsletters, software, books, educational or inspirational TV and internet programming. This commitment to learning and easy access to the material, which will uplift you and over time turn you into the type of person you need to be, in order to enjoy the success that you desire, will see you gradually morph into exactly that person.
Create a relaxing learning environment in your home by converting a special area into a learning centre. Think along the lines of a coffeehouse like starbucks, combined with a bookstore like Barnes & Noble type atmosphere in a special place in your own home. A place where there are no mindless TV programs, video games or gossip magazines. Try to create an atmosphere where gaining knowledge will blend into your leisure time, as something exciting, relaxing and an experience the whole family can share. When you can shift the way you view gaining knowledge, from a school type environment of boring learning, regulation and rules, to one of enjoyment and family or relationship building time. Your personal development time becomes enjoyable, relaxing and not only a place to grow and learn, but also a place to unwind, recharge your batteries and develop relationships.
Use your commute to and from work each day as a learning opportunity. Instead of listening to the news or music on the radio, reading the newspaper that does nothing for you or mindlessly staring into nothingness. Rather invest this time to listen to educational or inspirational Audio Books. Over time this investment will add up to a better and more prepared you. As you continue to become more, you will most certainly keep attracting more and when that opportunity does cross your path, you will be prepared to take advantage of it. Imagine how much better off you will be when you invest the 500 hours a year, you spend commuting, into your personal development and growth.
We have trained ourselves over many years to arrive home, collapse into the lounge chair and then to fill our minds with mindless nonsense for hours, while we ignore everyone around us, only to get up and go to bed to continue watching murder, mayhem and disaster, until we fall asleep. Introduce the new habit into your life, where you actually look forward to spending time in your learning centre each day, after returning from work. Invest time into your personal growth and development each day, by creating an environment that makes learning easy, accessible and fun.
It is widely believed that the last fifteen minutes before you go to sleep every day is the time that your brain sets the tone for the scope and type of dreams you will have every day. Watching CSI, which is filled with murder and numerous dead bodies, is most certainly not the cycle I want to set in motion each evening for my dreams to follow. Rather invest that important fifteen minutes into reading a good inspirational or educational book, which will set a cycle of positive and uplifting dreams, each evening. This shift will see you use your dreams as an additional learning opportunity, in which you get to rest, learn and recharge, instead of having dreams filled with murder and mayhem, which offer no benefit at all.
In this fast moving, ever changing, knowledge based world, if you are not growing and increasing your knowledge and skills daily, you are falling behind. Stop blaming your lack of growth and progress on a lack of time any longer. I have offered you a number of solutions above, that allow you to invest the time that you are currently squandering on activities, which at best do nothing for you and at worst could be breaking you down day after day, into the very growth activities you currently say you do not have time to do each day. Introduce this new success habit set that will promote learning and I have no doubt that there is no limit on your potential for EARNING.

Author's Bio: 

Andrew is an expert and master teacher that speaks and teaches self-leadership, expanded awareness, effectiveness, efficiency and productivity. He guides individuals and business professionals, to identify, prioritise and carry out the right activities, consistently, so that they can maximise their personal effectiveness and deliver their best; on time, every time. All the tools and techniques Andrew teaches; have been tested in the laboratory of his own life and the many successful businesses he has owned and led, over the past 20 years. These strategies have seen Andrew achieve financial independence and reach a point of harmonious balance in all areas of his life. His purpose is to help as many people as possible, achieve similar or better results and to show them how they can realise their full potential, both personal and professionally and to help them live a meaningful life, where they are fulfilled in all areas. http://www.andrewhorton.co.za