Have you felt you just do not have enough time to do all the things you want to do? Well, my friend, I am here to remind you that everyone has the same amount of time in the run of a day, week or year. It is up to us to decide how we use that time.
Time is our only non-renewable resource. Money, we can always make choices to make and receive more money, but we cannot get more time. We may be able to extend deadlines to have ‘more’ time to complete something, but the time still has passed.
So how do we make the most of what time we have? Enjoy every moment, that’s how.
“Easier said than done” I hear, when all around us is evidence of lack and not having enough. I wish to challenge you that all around you is also evidence of abundance. Yes, the ‘glass is half full, or half empty’ mentality. Really, the glass is always full, some liquid, some air, but always full.
Somehow, we have come to learn to complain about things not going our way, and that this pratice is okay. Misery loves company. How often do we witness someone complain about how terrible their day, or weekend was for someone else to join in and say, “You think that is bad, this is what I went through…” to ‘one up’ the misery. Yet, when someone talks about how great their weekend was the general thought is something to bring down that person, maybe talk about them behind their back, or even ‘eye rolling’, and possibly to leave you thinking “it couldn’t have been that good”. Somehow this would make you feel better. But does it? I do not believe it does.
It is up to you to choose which to focus upon: the lack, not having enough, being jealous of what others have and wonder why you do not have it? Or to focus on the abundance all around you, there is enough, and being grateful for all that you have and have ever had, and be inspired by others successes, celebrating them, and thinking, “If you can do it, you know, so can I, if I put my mind to it, figure out the path to take and work at it, I can do it too.”
Sometimes it is easier to do nothing and blame others, and have a ‘pity party’ for yourself. But does that feel good? Isn’t that giving your power away, and leaving you feeling bad about yourself? It can be the easier route, but is that what you want?
It can be hard to take inspired action, maybe even a lot of work, effort and energy to put towards your goals for a better life, but if you enjoy doing that work, is all that work effort, energy, and time worth it? It can be risky and even scary at times to step into the unknown. It may be harder, but it also feels better than doing nothing, and staying the same status quo, especially if you allow yourself to enjoy the work, effort and energy while you are doing it, and making progress.
“How,” you ask? Decide what is important to you, whatever that is for you, as everyone has different goals and inspirations.
- Decide: Be okay with that decision. Yes, it may mean that other things have to wait for now. But decide for you and be okay with that decision. See success with that decision and what that is for you, visualize it and feel it.
- Take inspired actionAnd not only work, include rest and play along with that work.
- Enjoy it: Enjoy every step so no moment feels like wasted time. If you do run into some problems or wrong turns, instead of looking at it as a failure, maybe consider the lesson that is there that you needed to learn. At times you may find you no longer enjoy it.. At that point ask yourself how important is this still to you and decide for you, your goals and dreams what continuing on this path means for you. If it is something you want, find a way to enjoy it. If it is not longer for you, make a new decidion, take a new direction and be okay with that decision.
Regardless, the choice in what action you take and ultimately how you feel is up to you. You can decide to stay right where you are, feeling what you are feeling, or you can choose to decide to do somethign that feels better for you. That is up to you.
What choice will you take?
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