What if I offered you a million bucks for an hour of your time? I can see that twinkle in your eye…allow me to qualify…what if I offered you a million bucks for one hour, on the last day of your life? Would you sell me that hour? Or would it lose its essence, its sheen, its value?
Now let’s look at differently…what if I offered you a million enriching moments for one hour of your time everyday. Just one hour, starting today.
The harsh reality that we conveniently ignore, is that the only currency we really have is our time. And we always find reasons to postpone fulfilling activities for something urgent.
I know you are busy, but think again, as this year, and this day, and this moment is passing you by…
We take stock of our finances, but do we really take stock of time. It’s a beautiful illusion, “I will do it later!”…you hear yourself saying again and again. Gain a perspective, chart out your time, see where you are spending it, it will be a revelation. And at least you will be aware.
As our insecurity at work and chasing money gets the better of us, we befriend excuses. Let’s meet a few of your friends…”I just do not have time,” or “I would love to, maybe next year,” or “When my kids grow up,” or “When I have earned enough money.” Instead be a party spoiler and bravely say, “I will start today, because I deserve it… it’s tough, but I will find a way…”
Can we start small? Like a teeny weeny 10 percent of your time? And let us be creative, let us listen to podcasts during traffic hours, create communities where we can share common resources, leverage technology for learning instead of driving their ad revenue…I mean come on, we know we can do this!
From ‘me time’ to ‘my life’
The celebrated (almost sounding like an apology) ‘me time’ can be extended into ‘my life’. Imagine living that, one hour for yourself, reading that book, taking that class, learning that language, hearing your parents smile, sharing that chuckle with your kid, or that chore with your spouse. And then just feel the new equity that blooms in your heart, the gratitude, the well being quotient…just by spending a sliver of your precious time for your self.
The world is a great place and offers us many choices. So as we offer the best of ourselves to build the biggest brands, biggest teams, biggest companies, let us take a moment and recalibrate, let us also include ourselves in the party!
Live empowered. Start Today!
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