Tuesday, February 22, 2011

What Time and Energy Tell Us

An observation about life: You will always find and energy to do what you really want to do but find it almost impossible to find the time or to conjure up the energy to do what you don’t want to do. If something is important enough, you always find a way. If it isn’t, excuses (often valid ones) stand in the way.

If you look back on your life to this point and you’ll very quickly see what it is that you’ve cared about – and what you haven’t.

In fact, what’s on your agenda today? What will you give you time and energy to? What will you make happen? THAT is what is important to you in the short term – work or school assignments, shoveling the snow, going out to dinner, working out, talking in depth with your spouse or children… And what you do on a regular basis – day after day – is what is most important to you in the bigger picture.

The secret that most people never know is that, no matter if it is short term or long, each of us choose what those things will be – and most often the choices are unconscious.

Today: Think about what you will spend your time and energy doing or trying to accomplish. Be aware of those things that you just don’t have time for. You’ll know yourself a bit better this evening than you did this morning.

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