It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about? ~Mother Theresa
To each of us is given a very precious commodity – time. It marks our years, our months, our days, our moments. For some, time creeps along painfully slow – for others, time seems to evaporate. Rich or poor, we all are given the same 86,400 seconds each day.
How did you spend the first 2,592,000 seconds in January? More importantly, how will you spend the remaining seconds in 2016? While some moments you can plan, other moments just happen.
Mid-January we had a power surge that fried my computer. I had not planned on purchasing a new system or on spending the time needed for recovery and learning new software, but I did. All the while, time was quietly and continually marching on. I could not purchase more of it or save what I had. I simply had to use it.
Too often we let life happen and then are frustrated by the outcome. People who continue to flourish, create a plan for what they would like their life to look like and are able to adjust that plan when challenges come. When you look back over the past year, has your life improved? Did you learn new skills, experience powerful moments, deepen important relationships – or did you just let time pass?
What is your plan for this year? Would you like to advance your career? Learn a new skill? Increase your confidence? You can! Spend some time thinking about what your would like to accomplish in 2016 and what steps you will need to take to move you in that direction.
Whatever your goals may be, improving your soft skills will enhance every area of your life. Make plans today to attend a course, schedule private coaching, or seek out a mentor. Don’t be fooled into thinking that everyone else has mastered soft skills. They haven’t. We all benefit from sharpening our interpersonal skills.
Whatever you do, don’t squander your time this year on things that don’t matter or on people who don’t enjoy your presence.
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