Myths About Time — Here’s One That Steals Your Moments

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Let go of your myths about time…

Myths about time are damaging because they’re false and because they blind us to the preciousness of each moment.

One of those myths about time is that there’s plenty of it.

Indeed, as I’ve shared many times here, time is concrete and limited. And finding time is one of life’s most mysterious pursuits.

We always have it, but generate enormous stress by trying to grasp time that hovers out of reach. This goal is second nature to many, but it is lethal to your happiness. And it’s based on one of the most common myths about time:

Time Myth: “If I just work hard enough and/or smart enough, I’ll get everything done. (And then I can relax!)”

You may resist the idea of letting go of this myth. It is so deeply ingrained in our approach to time. But once you drop this myth from your daily mantras, you will be able to enjoy any moment of any day in a completely new way.

Countering your myths about time…

To help with this I offer the following questions, and some possible answers, for your consideration.

Question: “What’s wrong with trying to get everything done?”

Answer: Trying to get everything done sets you up for failure. When you cling to the myth that you can get everything done, you wage constant war with the clock. Like the dog that chases its tail, you lose the moment you have by chasing after one that’s always just out of reach. You can’t get it all done because everything changes. Something always needs to be done.

Question: “Won’t I slack off and lose ground if I don’t try to get it all done?”

Answer: Giving up the Get-It-All-Done myth helps you accomplish more, not less. When you stop frantically playing catch-up while battling life’s surprises and demands, you can focus. Life won’t resemble a series of obstacles designed to hold you up. You meet the moment wholly present, which benefits your relationships, too. By focusing on now, you find the only time you can live in: the present.

Question: “You said I can enjoy any moment of any day in a completely new way if I give up this myth. Why?”

Answer: The more fully you accept the ‘life limit’ that you cannot do it all, the more you can appreciate what you do accomplish. You won’t be attempting to run a marathon as a sprint. You can pace yourself differently. You needn’t postpone small, simple treats out of fear that you are falling behind. You can create a harmonious flow of time choices now, not later.

“We have all the time in the world until it’s over.”
Gloria Joseph

What is your next step to create a more productive and enjoyable approach to time?

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.

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