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Would You Be Tricked If Plenty of Time Was A Hoax?

If you were a second in time, would you want it to end?

The presumption being that with the end of time comes the end of life.  At least the empirical evidence would seem to reinforce that fact.

Would you answer the above question with a yes?  My guess is absolutely not given the above assumption!

So, as long as time is marching along it seems logical you are better off marching along with it.

Your challenge is presuming you have plenty of it and that losing a second of time can be recouped later.

There’s the big hoax that can trick you into wasting your precious seconds of life!

Time passes!  It does not stand still or rewind!

Making the most of your time does not require the advanced and complicated technology of an atomic clock.  It merely takes your efficient and effective attention to it.

Being an active participant by respecting your “life clock’s second hand, however, requires a certain attitude. An attitude that reinforces life’s potential rather than only its price.

If you dwell only on life’s price you tend to have the mentality of the old cliche, “The glass is half empty.”

You don’t think about life as a glass that is half full and through your individual belief and effort you can create a glass that “runneth” over. Thus, your time slips away in a foment of negativity!

If you were a second in time, would you want to just slip away in a foment of negativity?

Even with all the negativity that may be buffeting your world today, I think you should take a longer term view that allows you to believe: “This, too, shall pass.”

You live in a wonderful time regardless of the current circumstances of that time. There is no better time because this is, for you, your time.

Don’t let any second end without your best effort.  That effort will require you to do the right thing in the right way at the right time (efficiency) and getting the right result (effectiveness).

Besides the above observations about the needed attitude, the most important thing you can do to overcome the hoax there is plenty of time is to create and act on a daily to-do list.

I like to say—A goal only in the head is already dead!

Every expert in goal setting will tell you your goals must be in writing.  Your daily to-do list is nothing more than a series of “mini-goals” for the day.

Take 15 or 20 minutes at the end of each day and review the current day’s to-do list.  Pat yourself on the back for the items you accomplished.

Reconsider the items you didn’t complete and move them to the appropriate day’s to-do list.  Each day you should be planning your to-do list for tomorrow and a couple of days beyond that.

If you plan in the above manner, you will better assure you are doing right things in the right way and at the right time.

Then, comes the challenge when you review your to-do list at the beginning of each day, as to when you should be doing each item on the list.

Which brings me to another hoax you must avoid.

Don’t make your decision about what to-do item on your list you should do next by only the deadlines for each item.

Talk about wasting your seconds of time!

Working at the frantic pace of focusing only on deadlines makes the hands on your “life clock” spin faster and faster and ultimately totally out of control.

Yes, meeting your deadlines is important but the most effective way to work towards them is not focusing on them.

Rather, your focus should be on doing the most important thing in each moment.

“Important,” for this purpose, is determined by the necessary sequencing of the steps to getting something done.  Doing first things first!

You can’t meet a deadline without completing (on a timely basis) all the necessary steps to get the result you want.

So to avoid being tricked by the hoax you have plenty of time requires:

  • A positive attitude
  • Acting on a daily to-do list
  • Doing the most important thing in each moment

How are you going to use the above information to overcome the hoax you have plenty of time?

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Mindstate mentor, author, trainer and speaker, Gary Greenfield (@LifeRider) helps organizations with inspirational insight and concise business ideas to help improve mindstate and minimize stress. He believes a mindstate that is positive and stress that is minimized helps people better profit through performance.

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