“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” –M. Scott Peck
One of the biggest killers of dreams and grand intentions is the age-old reason: “I just don’t have the time.”
We live as if we are unique and special with our personal justification. Our life is somehow different than every other dreamer’s life, and we got shorted some minutes of each hour, or some hours of each day.
We may each eventually leave this time-space dimension holding on dearly to that good reason, with a gravestone that reads: “Left us with so much potential still intact.”
It’s true we all have the same amount of time. And it’s also true that some will step out in faith and actually MAKE time for those dreams and intentions to flourish.
How many books would be written, hobbies turned into careers, businesses started, non-profits formed…if there was just the time?
I once told a friend that I was going to work on a dream project for a couple hours a day. And I proceeded to tell him that for many days…without actually doing it.
He said that it would be far harder for me to commit to simply doing 15 minutes a day…because that amount is actually feasible and doable. It was way easier, he said, to make some grandiose commitment but then continually bail out because it’s unrealistic.
What dream or project can you put 15 minutes into today, tomorrow, and the next day? Those quarter-hour installments all start adding up to progress…and your personal evolution.
Hey pal, you got the time?
“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.” –C. S. Lewis
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.
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