Pressing Life’s Pause Button

When was the last time you pressed Life’s “Pause” button?

Have you ever paused to consider whether you are utilising your time on what really matters to you?

“I don’t have time” is a common excuse. The fact is that we all have exactly the same amount of time! How we choose to use the time that we all have and how we prioritise it, needs serious attention.

In our society we struggle with balancing the conflicting priorities of work and family, are drowned with bills and endless paperwork, overwhelmed with “To Do” lists and loaded with obligations.

We need to stop reacting to our environment, which has unlimited demands and choose the area of our lives that needs focus to achieve our ultimate desires.

Underneath all the requests, emails, data and urgency there is always “The One Thing”.

It’s that single thing we could do today to transform our situation, our business and even our life.

We need to get into the habit of looking for it, then focusing on it DAILY.

Yet 95% of people can’t even tell you what that “One Thing” is. Instead they immerse themselves in a state of busyness, mistaking movement for progress.

As the great author and philosopher Henry David Thoreau wrote: “It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?”

The fact is, you could work only one hour a day and still achieve enormous things, if you just focused on doing “The One Thing” that really matters, that moves you towards your goals and allows you to achieve your ultimate desires.

Or you could work for 12 hours a day (and many do) and make little progress, if you were unaware of what “The One Thing” is for you.

Every night before you go to bed, spend 10 minutes thinking about what your “One Thing” is and then what it is that you MUST do the next day. Make sure you do it first, before you get distracted with other activities and the noise of modern life.

It’s a simple, yet life changing discipline.

Pause – Reflect – Plan – Do