Your Fear Steals Your Time and You Can Stop It

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Pause for perspective…

Your fear is a huge time and energy thief. And on the flip side of that coin, finding time both takes courage and gives courage.

So, where does that leave your fear? And what does it feel like when you are connected with your wellsprings of energy?

Find your energy flow:

Don’t you just love it when you feel alert, confident and energized? You’re in the flow.

You easily say no to distractions. You meet your challenges as you move from one task to the next.  And then there’s that special glow when you review everything you accomplished. You close out your day feeling content and grateful.

Now find the source of your fear.

But then, along comes a day when nothing goes right.  Your productivity stalls, ideas dry up, and you start to feel on edge.

At times like that, I suggest that you take a moment, take a deep breath, and try a bit of detective work.  Could fear be stealing your time? 

The more carefully you look, the more clues you will find. And you may be very surprised by where you discover this culprit.

For example, fear-fueled urgency is a sneaky time thief, because it’s disguised as a desire to save time. When your fear is in the driver’s seat, you might hear yourself say, “I’ve just got to do this RIGHT NOW!”

Yet, as you have probably learned when you do jump in impulsively, you are more likely to commit time-consuming errors. Although urgency seems powerful and brash, it is really a fear-induced behavior. Understanding this gives you the power to stop urgency in its tracks.

Fight fear with some changes…

Here’s an antidote to your fear and urgency: Next time you feel like leaping first and looking later, ask yourself:

What are 3 other options I have that don’t require rushing ahead?

Notice how this helps you refocus on your own abilities. Zeroing in on your areas of capability reduces anxiety. That’s because you are experiencing the abundance of your resourcefulness instead of reacting to an anticipated loss from somewhere “out there.”

Also, when you consider new options, you take a fresh look at the situation.

Perhaps you will see things you overlooked back when you were in overdrive. And those details might be just what you need to keep you on track to success.

It may seem counter-intuitive, but you save a lot of time by slowing down and asking yourself timely questions.

And here’s more help for you:

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It includes time-tested tips and action steps separated into 11 common categories to help you find just what you need in the moment you need it. You know, transforming your life is all about transforming your time.  It’s within your reach, and these 101 Time Tips give you 101 stepping stones to your time success. 

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