One of the biggest mental shifts you can make when it come to making better decisions and ultimately working towards the best version of you is substituting one four letter word for another…
Instead of asking: Should I spend my time doing this?…
Ask yourself: Should I spend my life doing this?
See, sometimes the way we think or talk about things is designed to minimize the impact of our choices
If you spend 50% of your time dealing with stuff that you don’t particularly enjoy…you could rationalize it as a “cost” of living…
But, if you say you spend 50% of your life in those same situations…it seems far more troubling, and you would be more motivated to change (I’d hope) because you can’t retrieve that 50% of your life once it’s gone!
Maybe it’s just semantics, but the way we spend our time is actually the way we’re spending our lives…and I think that means there’s no room for settling.
When I really embraced that way of thinking I knew that creating my Ideal Business to support my Ideal Life wasn’t just an interesting idea…it was a MUST!
My belief is that when you decide what and who you’re spending your time on you shouldn’t settle…because you’re actually spending your life on them.
Is it all sunshine and roses?
No. There are still plenty of aspects to my job that I don’t enjoy, but I’m slowly working on shifting those tasks to other people – people that actually enjoy those things that I don’t. WIN-WIN 🙂
I’m also not preaching that life can be all fun & games…
What is realistic is to PAY ATTENTION to how you’re spending your time and who you’re spending it with, and then doing what you can to maximize your time (life) to the fullest.
So, whether you choose to use this approach or not, the message is really that you have the opportunity to do, be, and have the life you want…but you can’t achieve it by settling.
We all have the same 168 hours each week. Are you spending yours the way you want to?
KEEP MAKIN’ CHANGES!!!