I think about time a lot. I’m fascinated by time. My perspective on time is that it is unlimited. I know that isn’t true. In fact, I have lots of great reasons to know that that isn’t true. I still have that perspective, though. That means that I am comfortable procrastinating–there is always time. I can do it next week, or next month, or even next year. I know lots of people who are urgent about time. Who MUST get stuff done–especially the stuff on their list–get it done now. People who are impatient about time drive me nuts. And I drive them nuts. They are right. And I am right.
If you live your life thinking you’ve got all the time in the world to accomplish what you want, then you will be unpleasantly surprised at some point to find out that you have run out of time. If, on the other hand, you spend your life all uptight about time and fret about getting everything done NOW, then you will likely get lots done, but you will also waste an awful lot of time stressed out. And you will miss some of the true joy in life.
I’ve made the point in a previous blog, You Have All the Time There Is. We all have the same amount of time that all the “Greats” in our world have had–Galileo, Mozart, Jefferson, Einstein, etc. It’s what you do with time that makes the difference. I’m not an expert on these folks, but I don’t think ALL of them stressed out about time (although maybe some of them did). They did use their time wisely and to our benefit, though.
So many people make a lot of money helping us manage our time. There sure are a lot of us who apparently don’t manage time as well as we could. Or at least who are willing to pay a lot of $$ to do it better.
- Are you accomplishing what you want with your life?
- Are you managing time to your satisfaction?
- What do you want to have accomplished this month? This year?
- What one thing could you do differently to manage time better?
- What commitment could you make to make that change?