The way you use your time is the way you live your life.
Your feelings go a very long way when it comes to how you perceive your time and how you use it. Indeed, your feelings can either enhance or drain your Time Energy™ – and in each instance, the choice-maker is you.
That’s your time power! Your feelings hold the key.
At first, it may feel difficult to acknowledge that. In large part, I think that’s because we often confuse responsibility and blame.
Blame is a toxin that springs from the voice of the inner critic. Your feelings of blame are a dead end that saps your energy with endless resentments and recriminations.
Responsibility, on the other hand, is your pathway to power.
When you take responsibility for yourself, your feelings, and your time, you assert that they are yours. And the simple act of making them yours frees rivers of energy and opens up whole new worlds of possibility.
To use a slightly different analogy, taking responsibility and calling your feelings and choices yours is like plugging into a source of electricity. Voila! The circuit is completed, power flows, and the light turns on!
While your feelings lie at the root of how you see and use your time, it’s your time choices that are pivotal. This is where the rubber meets the road.
Time management tips always center on one thing – your power over your time. Blame takes the power away from you when you are making time choices. Responsibility puts it back into your hands.
But how do you step away from blame and into responsibility when your feelings are strong?
In Thursday’s post, we’ll turn on some lights as we take a closer look at how to recognize ways you routinely give away your power over your time – and how you can make choices to reframe that for yourself.
And in the meantime, how do you feel about blame and responsibility?
A good way to explore this is to take a look at messages you received as a child. How do you carry them with you today?
Drop me a line – I’d love to hear!
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