When you have places to go,
things to do, and people to see, it is good to be conscious about your time.
I’ve heard from too many
clients who can’t get projects at work done on time… or constantly say things
like “I’m too tired to do the dishes, I’ll watch TV instead.” “I never have
enough time for everything I have to do.” “Something always gets in the way.”
“I’d love to learn the guitar or write poetry.” “I should call Mom.”
It helps you realize the
true value of your time so it becomes easier to manage your time in ways that
reward you, energize you, and make your life worthwhile. You’ll find yourself
wasting a lot less time.
When you were eight years
old, what did you imagine you would become?
A veterinarian, musician, or
astronaut? Maybe all three?
Do you still engage your creative
imagination to achieve your goals today? It may be a good indicator of how
sharp your memory is.
According to a Harvard
University study, your ability to create imaginative scenarios is directly
linked to your ability to remember details from the past.
Your episodic memory, which
recalls your personal accounts of the past, is also responsible for projecting
yourself into the future. In order to imagine future scenarios, the researchers
explain, you must be able to extract details from the past and repurpose them
into your imaginary future.
Do you have a habit that is
inconsistent with what you want in your life?
* Jay loved his job, but he
was late for work at least three days a week. He knew this was inconsistent
with the peak performer he dreamed to be.
* Jacob was a waiter at a
top restaurant. His tip earnings were always at the top. But he would mouth off
at his manager. As a result of this habit, his manager threatened to move Jacob
to lunchtime service instead of the lucrative dinnertime service.
* John was a trucker, and he
was away from home for weeks at a time. Over the course of years he began
picking up women in different parts of the country. While it weighed heavy on
his emotions, his wife never found out.
All three had habits that
were inconsistent with what they wanted in life, and they turned to Paul
Scheele’s Break the Habit Paraliminal.