This time of year everyone is in a rush. It’s the season when personal commitments and business commitments collide! And as a result, you feel rushed… hurried… and STRESSED!
Do you wish you could create more time?
I know I do!
I’ve spent years… maybe even decades… with a time scarcity issue… Never feeling like I had enough.
I’ve always viewed time as this objective, controlling force outside of my control…
Like gravity, I’m a victim of it, never able to surmount it and fly!
There has never been enough time for me in any given day to get my To-Do list done!
But I’ve recently implemented a new approach to time that I’ve learned by reading The Big Leap, by Gay Hendricks. And without going into all the details, here’s the trick to getting more time.
You have to stop thinking of time as ‘out there’… beyond your control. When you think that way, you are a ‘victim’ of time… and when you are in victim mode, you can NEVER take ownership and control of the situation.
So – how do you take control of time? It’s as simple as asking yourself these simple questions.
When you are in a hurry, feeling rushed and anxious…
stop for a moment and ask yourself…
- What am I not taking ownership of… right this very moment?
- Or… what am I trying to disown right now?
Chances are.. you will get an immediate quick hit of some feeling… usually a negative emotion like fear or guilt… that you are avoiding.
And when you take ownership of that emotion and address the ‘real’ issue… then time magically slows down. All of a sudden, there is enough time to do what’s important.
You’re priorities get reset… you focus on the ‘real’ issue… and most importantly, you get results!
I’ve just started playing around with this new ‘trick’, and I’m amazed at what keeps coming up.
I’ve changed things in my business as a result. I’ve rearranged my priorities to make sure my needs are being me. I’ve even got my kids involved, watching them resolve their own issues for themselves by taking ownership of their ‘time’ issues.
Here’s the bottom line… Feeling rushed and hurried and blaming “Not enough time” is an EXCUSE! It’s a way of avoiding our negative emotions…
Try it! And leave me a note below and let me know how this works for you.
Photo Credit: Simon Law