Yesterday we started exploring the ways you define success for yourself, and how that shapes what follows. Knowing what success looks and feels like for you and what meanings it carries is key to knowing how to achieve it. Without that knowledge, you may be pursuing goals that have no
The way you define success for yourself has a profound effect on how you spend your time. It gives you a powerful context for the time choices you make. And here’s the thing: the more conscious you are about that context and the messages and values it reflects, the more likely you are to make choices…
Goals help you plot your direction and shape your time choices. And we’ve written quite a lot here about goal-setting, goals and values, and about maintaining focus while pursuing your goals. Today I want to explore a challenge that can be difficult for lots of productive, high-achieving people. The challenge is this:
Time traps – sometimes it feels like they are everywhere! And what mysteries they can be, those time traps. Does this sound at all familiar? Special pastimes beckon to you invitingly from all angles, and it’s as if your day has a slow leak. Before you know it, night has fallen. What happened to your time?
Values clarification is a process that, engaged in periodically, helps you know yourself more deeply and create a uniquely meaningful frame for your time choices. In previous posts here, as well as articles in the Finding Time E-zine, I’ve explored the importance of values and values clarification. In particular, I’ve highlighted the difference between
Befriend time? What does that mean? Isn’t time the thing that nips at your heels and makes you worry about keeping up? Well, while time is absolute, concrete, and universal, you actually do have choices about how you relate to it. When you think about time, do you embrace it as your friend? Or, at…
How well do you know yourself? Does the way you use your time reflect your values? Deepak Chopra has written, “Without values, there is confusion and chaos.” So you are actually adding