Sunday, June 29, 2014

Wish you had more time? Ask this question

Do you wish you had more time to do more of the things that matter most to you?

It seems like we have all of these time-saving devices, but few of us (including me...most of the time) seem to have more time, despite those time-saving devices.

The explanation has to do with standards, but often those standards are self-imposed.  We feel like we have to do a lot of things that plainly don't benefit us.

Want more time for yourself?

Simply ask yourself THIS question...

Do I REALLY need to do this?

For most of us, the vast majority of things we do really do not help us with our own goals.  Either they are helping someone else with their own goals--at the expense of our own goals--or worse yet they're not really helping anyone at all, especially ourselves.

When we ask ourselves, "Do I really need to do this?" and initially answer, "Yes," we need to challenge ourselves with a few other questions...

1. Why (do I really need to do this)?
2. What might happen if I did NOT do that?  What is the chance of that worst-case scenario?

Even if something needs to be done, do I really need to be the person who does this?

THAT is a topic for an entirely different (but similarly important) post.

Returning to the topic for THIS POST...

You might want to take the suggestion where you make a list of things that take up time each day...and ask yourself, "What would happen if I DIDN'T do this?"

For each answer, we should follow up that question with another...Whatever would or might happen, would that REALLY be so bad?

Is this really more important--to me--than the other thing I'm NOT doing but wish I were?

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