“The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.” Ben Stein
I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard some version of “2015. Wow! Where did 2014 go? It seemed like such a blur it went by so fast.” The truth is a simple mathematical equation. Each of us is given a fresh twenty-four hours at the start of each day. Just as 2014 consisted of 365 of those 24 hour periods, we must choose what we are going to do with each day in 2015.
You have the freedom to spend it however you like. Really. It all comes back to the question, “What do you want your life to look like?” If you aren’t doing the things that matter to you the most, why not? If you’re not doing what matters most, then you are being held hostage to the things that hold very little value to you.
What are your core values? Your daily activities should be reflecting the values you hold dearly. In the words of Hyrum Smith, CEO of Franklin Quest Co. “Doing a better job of managing our time is meaningless unless we are managing it to accomplish those things that are of greatest importance in our lives.”
Time fitness then is not a 12 step program to become more productive in an otherwise pressure packed world where life and schedules seem to get more and more overwhelming. Rather, it is a contentment knowing that we are making a difference in lives, both those we love and those we care about. So Time Fitness should bring you a sense of harmony and control that conveys you are genuinely a happy and joyful person.
Want to be in control of your life? I’m told being in control is one of the most compelling cravings of human nature. When someone or something else controls your life you can neither be happy or productive. So then the emphasis of these next few weeks will be as much on contentment as it will be for time management as a means of managing your life and making certain it is a reflection of the values you hold dearly.
I urge you to not let another day slip by without writing down what your core values are. That is the first step in determining how you will spend your time in the coming year of 2015.