We each have an opportunity right now and a choice to make.
Do we let this thing happen to us? Or do we do something with this?
Are we a victim to this thing? Are we only trying to endure it? Or are we the CEO of our lives. The owners who decide what to do next.
This is a tremendous opportunity to take stock in your life. Look deeply at what is important to you.
What is the most important things to you? Make a list. Write it all down.
Once you have your list. Put a star next to the five most important things.
Now, look think back to your life just a month ago. What were you spending your time on?
Spending. You are spending time. Think of it like a precious commodity. It is the only commodity we have. We can’t make more of it. And each second we are spending it. So what was it you were spending time on?
Make a list of what you were spending a majority of your time doing.
Compare that list of things that are the most important to you. Those five things. With what you are spending a majority of your time doing.
How do those scales balance out for you?
Does what you spent time on match up against what was most important to you?
If not, this is exactly what I said, a great opportunity to make some changes.
The world changed and right now you have a chance to cut away at the excess fat. Get out your scalpel and cut away. If it doesn’t fit into your priorities and what is important to you, then you must cut away.
Don’t miss this chance to take stock and make some changes. Once the world adjusts again, and you find either the new normal, or roll back into your old ways – it’ll be a lot harder to make a change.
You know time is the one resource that matters. It is the great equalizer. We each get the same 24 hours in a day and it is entirely our choice on how we spend it.
So, what will you do with those 24 hours? Continue to do things the way you were doing it, or get intentional and make some decisions.
I know it isn’t easy to do this. Change never is. That is why, this is an amazing opportunity. It’s scary, yes. But you have a chance to craft your life differently.
I know it isn’t easy, because I’ve done exactly this. I made a number of changes to my life. I had to cut away at things that I thought were priorities, when in fact there were just so many things that were important – it meant that nothing was important. This is why we have to restrict ourselves to 5 priorities. –If we make everything important, than nothing is important.
Once I knew what was important to me, I began to make serious adjustments to what I was spending my time on. And while, I’ve done a lot of good work in this area, it is a muscle I have to keep strong. Regularly, I review my priorities and look at what I’ve been spending my time on. I adjust and figure out ways to make sure I don’t get pulled into other things or away from my why, my golden circle.
Life is not about finding ourselves, it’s about crafting ourselves. If your life, or you, or your days are not what you want them to be, then take out that scalpel, cut away, and then grow yourself into the shape you want to be.
I did it, so I know for sure you can do it.