Written by: Lynn MacDonald, Executive Contributor
Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.
"You will never find time for anything; if you want time, you must make it." — Charles Buxton.
At the end of this blog, you’ll no longer see time management as a real problem when you choose to do what you’ve wanted to do.
Choosing vs. Wanting
The other day I made two choices:
#1 Writing daily for one hour — I joined a daily group of highly motivated and impactful authors run by a well-known author.
There is a big-time book brewing in me that will be life-changing for those who have the book in their hands and eyes on the pages. They will be left astonished, saying, "why didn’t anyone tells me this before?"
#2 I joined Toastmasters so I can become a more impactful speaker as I share my message with the world and for my own personal benefit.
"There’s a big distinction between choosing to do something vs. wanting to." — Lynn MacDonald.
I used to put something I wanted to do on the back burner and filed under save it for later or someday, which doesn’t technically exist.
Choosing to do something is about making a commitment that moves it into action now. I’ve been wanting to write daily and join Toastmasters for a while. Until I made a conscious choice and commitment, I knew it would never happen.
The issue with wanting to do something can bring up a ton of excuses, and the mind will let you know a list of reasons why you should not do it. A story that blossoms into reality.
Many people want to find the time to do something.
I’ll do this when I have more time.
I will make myself a priority when my kids are in college.
I will exercise when my life quiets down.
I will cook healthy meals when I don’t have a lot on my plate. (LOL)
Those excuses are just made up from the contamination of human thought. A place where life feels harder. A place where we think we have control over time.
Another big misconception is time management. People innocently think they have a time management problem that causes them not to do something such as exercise, write, take a course, cook healthy meals, etc.
There is no shortage of courses and Facebook Groups for how to overcome time management.
Time management is never the real problem. You can’t get more of it. Time management is often the fall guy for not choosing and committing to doing what you want to do. Instead, think of time as non-linear. Take what you plan to do in the future or someday and do it today. Take a small piece and move it into action.
It’s only when we choose to commit to do something when it happens, and time no longer looks like it’s a problem.
Lynn MacDonald, Executive Contributor, Brainz Magazine I’ve been a corporate trainer for a Fortune 500 company. I’ve been a yoga teacher with consistently sold-out classes and a professional hypnotherapist, successfully curing some of the biggest fears and phobias people have. All of this, plus studying with some of the highest level teachers on the planet, has led me to understand human nature that I use to help strengthen professional women, shed their old beliefs, and become the potent, prosperous leaders they’re here to be.