Find Time for These 3 P’s Whenever You Make Time Choices

Finding time to make conscious time choices is a skill that serves you well, no matter what your goals are or what is happening in your life.

I recently exchanged some e-mails with a reader of The Time Finder and was struck by a quotation from UCLA Basketball Coach John Wooden that he included at the end of his e-mails.  It goes as follows:

“There is a choice you have to make in everything you do. So keep in mind that in the end the choice you make makes you.”

Time Choices are So Important

It’s no exaggeration to say that time choices, from the smallest to the largest, have a powerful and subtle ripple effect.  They shape what comes next, quite literally, as well as affecting our perspective and approach as we move through our days.

So what are the 3 P’s of time choices, and why are they so important?  In approaching your time choices I suggest that you strive to assure that they are:

  • Proactive,
  • Productive, and
  • Positive.

Being Proactive

In today’s post I’ll focus on the first P – being proactive.   This is a core time management skill that has a profound impact on both your time choices and your attitude.

Making proactive time choices means that you are in charge.  You cannot simultaneously hold a victim stance and be proactive; it’s simply impossible.  So, when “things happen” – as we all know they can – your first time choice is between being reactive or proactive.

Even when overwhelm is looming, it is possible to pause, gather yourself, and be in charge of your response.  Making proactive (rather than reactive) time choices is a powerful and foundational time management skill.

This is a really wonderful way of concretely empowering yourself.  As you begin taking steps to be more proactive, no matter what, you’ll see and feel the effects! (Oh, and the more you do it, the easier and more enjoyable it gets.)  Stay tuned for more on these 3 P’s in upcoming posts, and remember, as we like to say at Finding Time:

The way you use your time is the way you live your life.

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