Mindstate Motivation Blog

One Day At A Time

86,400.  That’s the number of seconds of time we have in each day.  So, when someone says something like make time for this or that, the fact is you can’t add to the number of seconds in your day to make that time.  It’s a fixed number, period!

You can’t make time!  You can only choose to manage it in a way that takes away from one time commitment to make time for something you want to add to your schedule.  You haven’t made any more time.  You’ve just moved your commitments around to accommodate all that you want to get done.

Here’s one problem:  How to choose what gets moved or delayed in favor of something else?  My bet is you have struggled with making that choice more than a few hundred times in your life.  It’s a constant source of dilemma for most of us.  My experience is that some of the best answers to that question can be found in the writings of Julie Morgenstern, dubbed the “queen of putting people’s lives in order” by USA Today.  She is a professional organizer and productivity expert.  Check her ideas out!

Another problem for most of us may be an even bigger one, however.  It’s the problem of not taking your life one day at a time.  As I’ve already said, there are 86,400 seconds in each day of your life.  You can’t changed that in any way.  You can’t subtract, add, multiply them and you certainly can’t speed them up.  They are what they are and you have to live your time within their pre-determined rhythm.

Think about it.  The past went by one day at a time.  Today is one day in time.  And, tomorrow will come one day at a time.

Stay in today in time and you will more surely build a successful life one day at a time.

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