Not Enough Time and Other Myths.

A week doesn’t go by that I don’t get questioned on how I fit all I do and keep it together. “There’s not enough time, Chris! How do you do it?” Just thinking about that question makes me tired and yet I do my daily, weekly, monthly and annual tasks with consistency. I have a 1.5 to 2 hour commute each way, work at least 9 hours a day, design and maintain our company website and my three sites, write articles, perform church leadership responsibilities and most importantly be an attentive father and husband. I network, socialize and demand “my time” even though some days I just feel rotten. I do more than I ever had before because I have developed a mindset to do so. I enjoy my time.

 


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Myths About Time.
Time is what you make it. It can be your enemy if you let it. I don’t. Don’t get me wrong I do feel time nipping at me from time to time. I don’t focus on that however. I focus on my time accomplishments and how they made me feel. I become more in control. Once you let your mind wrap around this you will be amazed of how much more you can accomplish. Time anxiety disappears as time accomplishments become addicting.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” -Steve Jobs

Command Of Your Schedule.
DO NOT let others command your time. I know, I know… easier said than done. However, you can control most of the facets of your time if you know what you want to get accomplished. What is truly important to you. Typically most of us go through time without any idea of goals and priorities. Stop that! Start dictating what you want to make time for and what you don’t.

Prioritize and Stop Feeling Guilty
By prioritizing important time accomplishments you will find that you really do have time for all that you need to do. So often, most of us feel guilty for what we did not accomplish. Most of these items are not truly important in the long run. Why do we do that? By focusing on what is important and letting all else go you will find that you will have the time.

Enjoy the moment.
Smell the roses. Do not get caught up in the rat race of thinking of all the things you have to accomplish at the expense of the current activity. You’re at the kids game thinking about work. You’re at work thinking about the kids game. And so on. By focusing on well planned activities at the moment and enjoying them you will find an inner peace that probably left you years ago. You know, where everything seemed “right with the world”. If you don’t have these moments you are doing something wrong.

Change today and get all that you really need done, accomplished on time and enjoyed. You really do have enough time, I promise.

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Chris Lott is a business solutions consultant with over 10 year’s sales management experience including business ownership, product management and marketing. He also owns and contributes to SalesBlog! and totallysales.

 

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