OK, you can try it at home – but first, try it at the office – see if this works for you in your workplace.
It’s value/impact will be quickest and largest to see.
What am I talking about?
I rearranged time.
I did. You probably didn’t hear.
Right, it was silent.
Clocks went ticking along. Nothing Mr. Einstein or Hawking would have concerned themselves with, but I did it. Indeed.
I not only rearranged time, I made more time. I made more of it.
This isn’t idle blather, I really did.
It began with an exercise in re-working how I plan and execute my daily and weekly work schedule – something I’ve done many times over many years. Each time it seems right-for-me-for-now, and time passes. Things change and I change again. Some more. And in this most recent metamorphosis I added a twist. I purged things. Mostly things and tasks, but I purged some people time too. Not bad people (OK, one was) but ‘poor use of time and energy people’. Some of those people are acquaintances, some are colleagues, some are clients/prospects, some are tasks/time-wasting parts of my life. Not so much wasting on purpose, but ‘not useful’ application of time and energy.
The result? More time.
For me, more time to write.
The way you’ll know it is working is that you won’t get involved so often in conversations that go nowhere, in meetings that numb your senses while producing little or no value, you won’t have ‘implied obligations’ imposed by others who ought not to run your life or your day …
Good day; mine started very early with funeral news and as I try to focus at work my train of thought goes to the same place:" Life is short concentrate on what makes you happy, replicate it as much as you can and hopefully spread it", AG, Cancun, Mexico
Mark, I’m back in this situation as well and couldn’t agree more with your musing today. I believe adages are true some of the time. This brings to mind – Women, you can’t live with them and you can’t live without them. I don’t remember the author. LH, Lethbridge, AB