What would you do with 26 million minutes? If you are 50 years old or older, you have lived 26+ million minutes.
Twenty-six million minutes! Marinate on that for a moment. It’s a sobering thought, isn’t it? It makes you pause and ask, “What have I done with 26+ million minutes?
These questions came to mind recently while reflecting on my life in San Antonio, Texas between meetings. In my silence, the answer came from a deep place within me. Time doesn’t go fast, as we often assert. We spend our time doing the wrong things with the wrong people creating a gut-wrenching feeling that we are missing out on something. With each passing day, there’s a feeling of loss. The swiftness of time is an easy criminal to point to.
The truth is this: The refusal to acknowledge, seek answers and take responsibility for unanswered yearnings, mystical dissatisfactions, and unhappiness points to our lack of confidence, courage, and willingness to embrace our competence is the real culprit of loss time.
Time doesn’t go fast. It escapes those who disregard their power to use it wisely.
I can’t tell you how to spend the next two seconds, minutes, hours, months, or years. But I can tell you this: without a clear mission and a plan on how you’ll achieve what you want, you’ll be close to where you are right now. If that works for you, don’t do one thing to change. If it doesn’t, and you have difficulty taking a step in the direction of your dream, let me help.
In my book Harness the POWER of Personal Branding and Executive Presence: Elevate Your Life and Career Now! I give readers the strategies for change and then remind them of their ability to change by encouraging them to answer these questions.
- Think about a time when you had to change. Why did you need to change?
- What did you need to change?
- How did you feel when you realized you needed to change?
- How did you feel after the change?
- What steps did you take to embrace change?
- Write a statement about your ability to change and the value you get from changing.
So you see, you’ve changed many times in the past. You can do this. Don’t waste another moment with people and situations that are below your competence for success. Click here to order your copy of Harness the POWER of Personal Branding and Executive Presence and start building a plan for personal and professional success.
2019 © All Rights Reserved S. Renee Smith. S. Renee is a nationally recognized self-esteem, branding and communication speaker, author, and coach. You can learn more at www.srenee.com.