"Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator."
It doesn't matter if you are "ready or not" time moves forward. It is up to each of us to decide how we want to spend that time. We are in charge of it. We get to decide what is important or not important, what we need to attend to and how we spend our time. Too many people think they are the "victim" of time that is outside of their control. For them, time is like a runaway airplane, taking them places they don't want to go--or crashing into the barren desert. In reality, though, we each control our own time. Seize control and go where YOU want to go with your time.
This week: Begin to notice how you are spending your time. Notice in particular when you feel that you are not controlling your time. When you catch yourself feeling out of control, ask yourself: Is this an important way to be spending my time? If not, figure out how you gave away the controls. Reclaim them by saying "no" or refocusing your attention on things that matter. Notice if it feels better to be doing what matters most.
Linda Pucci, Ph.D. is a psychologist, life coach and trainer at Inner Resource Center, LLC. She is an expert at helping people figure out what matters most and create lives of greater meaning. She is the creator of the Discover Your Life's Purpose program--7 steps to a life of meaning and authenticity. For more information go to http://www.innerresourcecenter.com/ .