What if you had £100,000 in the bank? What would you do with it? Who would you spend it on? What would you buy? What would you give?
£100,000 is a lot of money, but it can also go faster than we might think.
How about this…what if at the end of every day the £100,000 was taken away and each morning you received a new lump sum of £100,000. Every morning If every day you received a new £100,000 to spend during that day and that day only. You could never save it. Would you use all of it?
Each day we have just over 86,000 seconds. We never get to save any. And each day we get presented with a new 86,000 seconds. The same thinking applies.
What are we spending our time on?
Who are we giving our time to?
What are we doing to push ourselves forward?
What are we doing that is holding us back?
Of course we need time to rest and recharge. But let’s not confuse rest with the fear or worry of getting started.
In regard to being productive:
Who can help us with this project?
How can I cut the steps of this process in half?
What person or software can I use to lighten the load?
What is something I won’t do?
What deadlines have I set?
Productivity and busy work do not lead to happiness alone, but progress does. Knowing we did all we can…does.
Once our time is spent, we never get it back. If we’ve wasted time in the past, forgive yourself. Move on. And have fun!
Focus on the gift that every second is. Focus on the time that is right in front of you and nail it!