But how many changes do we make – not monster one-time changes, but little ones that take root and serve us well?
I’ve been saving minutes lately – trying to conserve my time spent. Seems to paying off in the only way saved time can pay off, more time. Seriously though, that isn’t nearly true.
Saving time in your day pays off in many ways beyond having a few more minutes of rest each day, or a few more minutes of ‘available for tasks’ time each day.
Think about how many times in your life something happened – some person, some transaction, some new path or new way of thinking – arrived. Those magic moments didn’t take all day. They took a minute. Or a few minutes. Nobody knows when these opportunities will show up.
They don’t show up on demand. Sitting quietly waiting for them doesn’t work (sometimes a nap helps). Sitting with an intense look on my face doesn’t produce magic either. Not a ‘add secret sauce’ event. Enough of that debate for now – my point is, if I can’t predict or cause magic to happen, maybe I can produce more opportunities for the magic to happen. And it can …
Every day, a minute here, a minute there – if I can save them, shave them, squeeze them out of one part of my day those minutes are available for other parts of my day.
If you doubt me, ask this question: how much time would I have available if I just saved 9 minutes a day? Two times 9? Or three times?