Many people complain about not having enough time, they often ask “How can I achieve work/life balance?” This question leaves you thinking from a warped context, your life isn’t a set of scales! The problem of balancing these scales that don’t actually exist, leaves you with an insoluble dilemma. What can you add to one side that will raise the other. Life isn’t like that. Time isn’t like that. You can’t even things out by adding to the other side.
Perhaps the question isn’t useful. A more empowering question is “What is not happening? Or “What is happening that is unwanted or undesirable?
Your time is your life. There are 168 hours in a week and how you schedule them is your one and only tool for getting what you want out of life. People are always saying “I don’t have time for…” (fill in the blank). Well, we all have the same amount of time! Why is it then that some people seem to have time for the gym or jogging or swimming, time for their family, time for golf or other recreational activities, while others seem only to have time for work, eating and sleeping?
Who is responsible for your schedule?
Your client, your boss, your partners, your assistant, your children and your spouse are not responsible for how you schedule your life. Not one of them is responsible for your happiness or lack of it. You are!
Try taking 100% responsibility for your life, your time, your schedule. Start asking the question “What isn’t happening that I want to have happen?” When you get the answer, put time in your schedule for it. Taking charge of your schedule and being responsible for your time is very liberating. The freedom it provides empowers you – it creates a condition of workability and literally allows you to get more done, and frees more time for those things that you’ve been complaining that you don’t have time for.
If you are skeptical about this – try it for a week and let us know if it doesn’t make a difference, actually let us know if it does.
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