Does your “to do” list seem to grow longer and longer regardless of your efforts?
If your life is out of control, it could be because you believe and practice one or more of the myths below about how we manage our time to get things done.
Myth # 1 – The more you sweat, the more you get. Edison perpetuated this myth with his definition of genius. Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. We often overstate the value of hard work. While you may be working hard in one area of your life, you may be failing in others such as family, marriage, school etc.
Myth # 2 – Activity means productivity. Don’t confuse activity with results. We can measure activity and it may become an end in itself. Activity should be a means, not an end. (more…)
I received the following story in an email message and it made me pause. We all live with judgments and fears. Many times they cloud our perception of what really is happening in the present moment.
We never really know another person’s circumstances. But we can certainly open our eyes and look beyond the exterior to find their soul.
Take a moment today and notice what’s beyond the exterior. You might be surprised.
One evening I was parked in front of the mall wiping off my car. I had just come from the car wash and was waiting for my wife to finish work. Coming my way from across the parking lot was what society would consider a bum. From the looks of him he had no car, no home, no clean clothes and no money. There are times when you feel generous, but there are times that you just don’t want to be bothered. This was one of the “Don’t want to be bothered” times! “Hope he doesn’t ask me for money,” I thought. He didn’t. He came and sat on the curb in front of the bus stop and he didn’t look like he could have enough money to even ride the bus. (more…)