Time Management: Subtraction or Addition?
Are you too busy? Too busy to spend time with your family, to exercise, read a good book, take a vacation or take class that will expand your skills? Did you ever wonder how it was that your time became so full? Wasn’t the advent of new technology suppose to provide mankind with added time? Many people tell me that they would like to make their lives better, and that they think that they know how to do so. The problem is, not enough time and way too many responsibilities.
Well, as long as you see personal growth as a process of addition, you will be hard-presses to find the added time. But personal growth, the process of enlightenment and improved skills, is not about addition, it is about subtraction.
Think of yourself as a hot air balloon, capable of floating upwards to new heights, new experience and more fun. Suppose however, that there is a bag of sand attached to the balloon, holding it (you) down?
To become more skilled, to work smart not hard, to grow and become enlightened, some of those bags have to go. The bags of sand represent excuses, self-limiting beliefs and self imposed restrictions that binds you to activities that do not serve your highest and best potential. As long as you think only adding more activities to get the job done, growth will appear impossible.
Think about releasing some of that baggage, and begin to see the possibilities of spending your time on your own growth and self-expressions. Let go!