My perception of ‘time’ has always defaulted to something along the lines of: it is our greatest and most precious resource and to use it with care.
I realize now that I have been bamboozled.
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a source of supply, support, or aid, especially one that can be readily drawn upon when needed.
It’s that last part of the definition that I couldn’t get passed…“drawn upon when needed”.
We can’t draw upon time when needed. Thus, time is not a resource – it’s simply an irreversible pain in the ass.
But you know what is a resource? Our attention.
Because our attention falls in our discretion. We may draw upon it and deploy it, as needed.
If I told you right now, “don’t think of a monkey eating a banana” – you would have failed.
In fact, you probably just did.
We can’t help what comes to mind. But we can certainly command how long we focus on them.
When I reflect back on my past and all of those moments I would come to say I “regret wasting my time”; it has dawned on me that I, more accurately, regret the amount of attention I paid something.
Time had nothing to do with it.
This insight has been playing a crucial role for me lately. As a real estate broker and team founder of Key Seekers International Group brokered by EXP Realty and a registered investment advisor with Global Wealth Partners I have no shortage of things to do.
And it can be very easy to find myself wasting my attention on things that may not be aligned with my goals.
But truly understanding and owning the fact that my attention is the most valuable resource I have has really helped me focus on what I can control.
Unlike time, which is not in anyone’s control (according to my sources).
I hope this quick note helps you re-align your mindset.
I wish I thought of a more clever way to end this post but I lack the time and the attention span.
Until next time – choose love.
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