Success Exercise: Making Your Success Truly Yours

In a previous post, we looked at the definition of success and the profound effect it has on how you use your time. Today I’m going to be digging deeper with a success exercise to help you uncover how you define success. Why is this important? It’s all-too-easy to spend precious years of your life…

What Does Your Success Mean for You?

Success is a concept that most of us think we understand, right up until we sit down and attempt to define it for ourselves. Then your success becomes personal, and a more complicated idea. And, in fact, when you define it ahead of time for yourself, your success may become a burdensome idea. Even worse,…

Being and Doing: Your Values and Your Time

Being and doing are the twin poles of our life in this world. When I talk about finding time for what matters most I am really talking about finding a balance between being and doing, or between mindfulness and productivity. It’s a matter of making time choices that are congruent with your values. Being and…

Feeling Trapped by Your Goals? Find Help Here.

If you’re feeling trapped by your goals, here’s something to remember: New goals, like new shoes, may require some breaking in. Have you ever set a goal, only to find that you start feeling trapped by it later? Feeling stuck with a goal that doesn’t work for you wastes your time and saps your morale.…

Strengthen Your Relationships with Time Boundaries

Your relationships thrive when you are well-grounded in your time choices. That means being realistic about what is possible, and being true to yourself and your values. When you over-extend you’re bound to fall short on follow-through sometimes. This erodes trust (both for you and for others) and also drains your energy and confidence. Time…

Do Your Time Traps Reflect Hidden Values Conflicts?

What do values have to do with time and with time traps? Well, consider this scenario: You’ve got a big project to work on, but special pastimes beckon to you invitingly. Then, before you know it, night has fallen. It’s as if your day had a slow leak. What happened to your time? It got…

Finding Fullness: Your Values and Time Choices Define Your Moments

If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed about your choices or struggling with competing priorities, that’s a good sign that you may need to step back and do some values clarification. This doesn’t need to be a lengthy or unpleasant task. Think of it as a friendly dialogue with yourself. It’s a wonderful way to get re-acquainted.…