Time is one of the key concerns for us especially in this Decade of Distraction. In fact, the two most important concerns for all people are freedom and time.
I like to keep things simple. Here is something to ponder – The Universal Law of Time. If you think about this and use it, you cannot help but be on time. It does entail reflection before implementation which leads to action and with practice being on time. Time is not about seconds, minutes, hours, years, etc. The ability to be on time is dependent upon what matters most to you!
We find ourselves detained, late, and missing from action and repeat offenders of lost time. “I keep missing my appointments.” “What do I need to do?” “My wife has given up on me.” “What’s wrong with me?” “I just bought a fabulous watch.” “Where’s my watch?”
Still, we’re never late for the things that make us feel. What matters most gets us to our destination on time: no matter what! Time is measured by our concerns at the moment. Ask yourself, what matters most. Then show up!
Sometimes we just don’t know what matters most to us. How many times have you had so many things to get done, you just don’t know where to begin? How many times have you procrastinated?
If we are in the area of business, perhaps you have three clients looking for answers immediately. In addition to that, you must get your quarterlies to your accountant to taxes. Not only that on a personal note, you need to pick up something special for the person your most close to and you need also to make sure your son is picked up from school.
You know first and foremost, no matter what, you will be there on time for your son or you will make sure someone you trust without a doubt will be there to pick him up. Wouldn’t you say that this is what matters most? Of course you do.
To determine what matters most;
- Make a list of all the things you must get completed in the day
- Choose no more than six and on a scale from one to six, estimate the amount of time needed to get each completed.
- Mark them in your calendar.
- Take the hardest one first. Do you ever notice how the hardest is last which seems to be put off to tomorrow? By taking the hardest and completing, you will most likely have momentum to complete the others.
- Set a time to speak with your emergencies each day. Excuse yourself by explaining their problem entails special consideration.
- Pick a time each day to answer emails.
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