Choosing to Let Go Lets You Get Going

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Finding time requires choosing to let go. It’s a fact of life.

This is because your time is limited., as is mine.

So, we are choosing to let go of one thing or another, either actively or passively, all the time.

Choosing to let go moves you along.

Sidney Howard sums it up very clearly when he says:

One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it.

With limited time, you’re always in a position of juggling and prioritizing your possibilities.

So, thinking of your time as a basket helps. Indeed, it’s one of my favorite images for time. Picturing this, you can see how adding one thing to a full basket creates an issue. Your new item has to displace something else.  There is no way around this fact.

Your time choices count.

In my article Time Management Tips – 5 Discoveries to Help Reduce Overbooking and Enjoy the Moment I explore the importance of the time choices we make – and how choosing to let go impacts your appreciation, effectiveness, and enjoyment of each moment.

You probably have a basket that is full, if not overflowing right now! What that means in practical terms is that in order to add something new, you need to take something out to make space for it. This can be a very difficult choice; by making it consciously, you give yourself a great gift.

So, how are you choosing to let go?

Consciously choosing to let go means paying attention to your daily activities and your feelings and effectiveness as you engage in each one of them. 

  • Are there things that you continually neglect or forget? 
  • What is the impact of that? 
  • If there is little or no impact, perhaps this is an activity that can be removed from your basket. How do you feel about that?

The quality of your experience of time is affected not only by what you choose to do but also by where and how you are choosing to let go.

What you decide NOT to do may be nearly as important, in terms of your everyday effectiveness, as what you DO.

So, how full is your basket of time today? 

And as you look ahead to the weekend or the coming week, how does it look? 

Try reframing your time choices so that you can see the “No” you say to one thing as a “Yes” to something else.

And here’s more help…

Time is pure potential.

You decide how to use it; and once you do, it’s gone.  That’s why it’s so important to build on your best time choices. 

If you feel like your time slips through your fingers, then you’ll want to claim your copy of my complimentary “Daily Choices Template:  Proven Strategies for Tracking Your Best Time Choices Today, Tomorrow & All Year!

There’s no time like the present – to start moving toward the future you envision for yourself.

Let’s explore time together…

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