Do the work.
What three things cause you frustration in life?
If these things were different would make life better?
What could you do right now to make it happen?
I had a friend who seemed to go from one crisis to the next crisis. After several years of listening and trying to help her problem-solve her situation. It became clear to me that if she did three things differently. Then, she could avoid most of the chaos that was a constant in her life.
This made me think …hmmm…if there are three things in her life that would make a difference. Are there three things in my life that I cannot see, that would reduce my stress and frustration? Sure enough, I identified the top 3 things that bothered me most and I develop rules for dealing with that issue. These rules became habits. With those habits in place, those annoyances (mostly) went away.
What is your superpower?
What do you do naturally, just as a part of your personality that is amazing? What do you do that you get compliments on? What do you accomplish easily that cause your friends to stress out?
A strength is “an activity that makes you feel strong.” It is an activity where the doing of it invigorates you. Before you do it, you find yourself instinctively looking forward to it. While you are doing it you don’t struggle to concentrate, but instead, you become so immersed that time speeds up and you lose yourself in the present moment. And after you are finished doing it, you feel authentic, connected to the best parts of who you really are.
I just lost an hour and a half.
I was trying to help. I really was.
Rich, poor, healthy, unhealthy, young, old — we all have the same number of hours a week.
What we choose to do with those hours will determine the life we lead. Work, family, friends, sleep, eating, relaxing and chores all have to fit into these set number of hours.
Along with the meaning of life; how best to spend the time you have available to you is one of the great philosophical questions of the ages. The answer to this question can vary from “Live for the Moment” to the ” Number your Days.” (The idea here is to count the number of days you have and to realize how short is the time you have left).
Many books and articles have been written on ways to manage your time, be more effective, get more things done, etc, etc, etc. I have read many of these books and tried many of the tactics.
I have started/stopped/failed/gave up/and started again.
I don’t know that I have anything NEW to add to the discussion. Yet, how we handle those 168 hours will have a HUGE impact on our ability to reach our dreams or even attempt to start the journey.
Here are some of my favorite bits of wisdom on the subject:
where to start. So let me start with some ideas and vision for whereI hope to take this blog.
Have you ever had that thought, I would like to do _________ (fill in the blank). Usually, it is something highly impractical, expensive, huge in scope or just plain silly. So the idea pops in your head and you think “I can’t do that”. But later, the same thought pops up. Just like a lone flower in the middle of your grass and you pull it up with “I don’t have time for that”. But again you are perhaps on a long car ride and you have time to ponder how wonderful it would be to do this thing. In a perfect world, how successful you would be. How happy and fulfilled you would be. But you get to your designation and think “I don’t have the money to do that.”
I am trying to set up my website and as you can see it is not going well. If you have the ability to help me then please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coming soon . . . is a blog about reaching your dreams. Do you remember being a child and thinking about the adult you would one day be and knowing you were going to do and be something special? And then life happens. . . and more life happens. . .and you survive. I want to start a conversation about remembering those ideas and beliefs. To take all that life has given us with and take action today to become the person we always knew we could be.
Come walk this journey with me. There seems to be some rocks in my way currently but soon I will be up and running. 🙂