Hey There! Big opportunity. We have exactly 365 days to get 20/20 perspective.
Maybe you are like me and wish you had it yesterday.
But as the Fleetmac suggest: “Yesterday’s gone, [so] … don’t stop thinking about tomorrow.”
Notwithstanding that upbeat tune which Bill Clinton and company adopted as their campaign anthem in 1992, there is a little bit of a problem.
So, can you spot it? Yeah, I gave you a little bit of a lead in with the preceding paragraph. What is the ellipsis all about?
Well if you want to listen to the song for the actual words, by all means feel free to listen to it [HERE].
Yet, you won’t find what I am seeking to emphasise in the lyrics of the song. They simply aren’t there.
And it is this absence which is precisely that to which I refer.
The present moment!
That place where the past and the future seek to reconcile themselves.
It’s ongoing and it’s now, and now, and … now. Gosh, I just can’t seem to catch it!
That’s because time passes and we either seize just a portion of it or we don’t.
Or perhaps a more accurate indication is that we don’t seize time, we only have an opportunity to direct it – i.e. to send it where we want it to go.
When we think of it this way, we don’t “spend time” we focus our efforts and activities with the time that we have in an effort to produce desired outcomes.
Ok, returning to the song. True, yesterday’s gone and it is generally much better to think about what is ahead.
But, maybe it is best to think of it as what is it that we see ourselves as accomplishing and directing our time in its direction?
My nascent understanding of the self-help literature has identified that it is best to engage in ‘future forward’ thinking.
In other words, take time out of the day to consider that a specific life aim has been accomplished. But critically, do this in a state of enjoyment so that the sensation can be set in the unconscious mind. Awesome!
But, then – at least as far as I can tell – it’s time to direct activities to accomplish that aim.
One of the best ways to do that is to have a calendar.
Above a virgin 2019 “Once More Around the Sun” calendar.
I look forward to sharing how this calendar can be used for goal tracking and achievement as we move forward into this year.
If you are intrigued and would like to know more about it now though, by all means feel free to be in contact.
We can arrange to get you set up with one too and I’m certain you will agree it is spectacular. Cheers!