Your Time Choices Make Your Day, Your Week, and Ultimately, Your Life


Small time choices count…

Making conscious time choices is a skill that you hone with practice. And it’s a skill that serves you well, no matter what your goals are or what is happening in your life. I recently read a quotation from legendary UCLA Basketball Coach John Wooden. He included it as part of his e-mail signature, and 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 Define Your Path

It’s no exaggeration to say that time choices are what defines your course in life.

From the smallest to the largest, they have a powerful and subtle ripple effect.  They shape what comes next, as well as affecting your perspective and approach as you move through your moments and your days.

So in approaching these hugely important choices, I suggest that you strive to assure that they are:

  • Proactive,
  • Productive, and
  • Positive.

Being Proactive

Let’s start with 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 placing yourself 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 choice is between being reactive or proactive.

Even when overwhelm is looming, you can 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. And the more you do it, the easier and more enjoyable it gets.

Remember, as we like to say at Finding Time:

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

Here’s more help with your time choices…

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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