Time moves so fast, or so we think?! Time doesn't change! We change with time! - I frequently hear people saying "I just don't have the time to do that, or I don't know where my time goes" I'm a one of those people, who in the past has been guilty of uttering those words!
We have become so accustomed to blaming 'time' for the things that we don't achieve in our life that we now find it so easy to blame the clock for our incompleteness, instead of sitting down and realising that it is our own thought process and lack of goal setting that determines our own fate!
Time has and will always work in the same way, there are 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes within an hour, 24 hours within a day and 365 days in a year.
So why is it that when we get to a certain stage in our life that we start to fight against the clock! Could it be the changes to our body or is it our mind that speeds up the time?! I personally think it's our own ability to blame the clock and a lack of direction that indeed makes us resist the natural flow of life and that the outcome of this, is that we actually speed up our internal body clock because we are fighting so hard against the very flow of life.
Like most people, I am a person that likes to squeeze the most out of my life, I want to live each moment as if it was my last, but I do have a preference to have a more quality of life as apposed to having a watered down, quantity of life.
I have found that through the simple process of goal setting that I have in fact got far more out of my days than I ever deemed possible before I started the exercise of goal setting.
If you spend the time and build into your routine the simple art of goal setting, then you in reality have a measuring stick, something to focus on and sense of purpose to your life.
When I first started the process of goal setting, I did it as a means of testing myself, it was a way of me looking back at my goals and seeing if I could really start and complete a goal! I've always felt since I was a child, right through to my twenties, that I lacked concentration and the sense of being driven, this is why I started the system of goal setting - to my amazement I discovered that the skill of setting a goal really does work.
When you look back over a period of time at the goals that you set and then have the self actualisation to give yourself the credit you deserve for the tasks you have completed, it allows you to have a real sense of well being and the power to believe that you can realise your dreams and desires. This exercise gives you a more realistic concept of time, because you have a period of time that before you stopped to reflect on it and measure it - you just put it down to a period of time in your life. Now you can put each day down to a period of time in your life where you achieved!
I set a list of goals almost a year ago, when I recently looked back at my notebook, I could pretty much tick off every goal that I had accomplished, I can't emphasise enough how happy it made me feel to realise that I had achieved far more than I had ever thought possible! My list took me 10 minutes to compile but the feeling of achievement that it gave me lasted for days!
We are sometimes so set on looking ahead that we don't give ourselves the time to stop and contemplate the things we are feeling and achieving right now! Stop the clock and look back at your achievements and know that each day you are living you are creating something beautiful by making the most of your time.
I now feel in a more natural flow of rhythm with my time and my body clock is not fighting against the world clock!
Make the most of your day, set a goal and make time for reflection - (have one less cup of coffee a day and replace the time saved making it, with a goal)
I wrote a poem about setting goals, I hope you like it?! Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. :-)
Did you ever want to go to the moon?
Was your head full of thoughts, when you were at school?
Did you look out the window, and gaze at the sun?
and dream of a life, when you left that school.
Did your teachers talk to you and give you high hopes?
of a future beyond, when you left those school gates.
Did you want to be a doctor, a nurse or a vet?
or work in a dark room, developing print.
If you learn the skill, of setting a goal,
all things can be possible, when you leave that school.
Believe in the beauty of all of your thoughts
your dreams can become possible, if you set solid blocks.
Your goals are achievable, if you’re willing to learn,
that true self belief, is your first step to learn.
Stay on the path and learn all the skills,
these will all take you, right to your dreams.