I just spent two days on phone calls and planning and not much else, which usually makes me feel like I’m behind and lacking in some way. When not a lot gets done, I find myself feeling like I’m two steps behind and constantly need to catch up.
Being an entrepreneur means we set our own schedules and manage our own time, which is precisely why I chose this life, but then we have to actually show up and do the work with nobody to answer to except ourselves… and I can be a mean boss. I’m also not very disciplined, and I need high energy to work well or I get too easily distracted.
I remember a time when I was sick and always tired, and it took me ages to get anything done. Now I steamroll through stuff and enjoy the process because I love my work, but there are zombie days too. Yet, I’m learning not to beat myself up for those, the way I used to.
They’re just as necessary as the higher energy days, in fact I probably couldn’t work so well on those days without a zombie day now and then.
And I increasingly find that as I allow myself to have them, zombie days turn into planning days, new ideas days, very creative days when things hatch (like dragon eggs) and then find their way into the powerdays and come to life.
So I know that those days are important, and why feel like I wasted time? Time is such a personal concept. We know we all have the same time, but have you ever considered we have ALL the time in the world? Because we do. You have all the time you’re ever going to have. And everything you do will have an effect, but the biggest gamechanger in our battles with Time is our mind and our perception of it.
Thinking we never have enough time is a habit, it’s not the truth. We all have all the time we need. Yet, what our minds tell us is “you messed up, you wasted time, now you can never recover it again”.
And the feeling we’re left with, what we walk around with all day? It’s LACK.
Like we lost something we can never get back and now our life cannot be perfect, cannot be what we want it to be. But that’s a lie.
I married today, exactly 30 years ago. It didn’t go well, and I wasn’t happy for many of those years, but none of it was wasted time. Because this time made me who I am today.
Regret has no place in our lives, unless we want to stay stuck and keep blaming “something other” for the situations we’re in. It is what it is, and now I’m set to make this good.
I can hang on and regret, or I can let go and start every day new.
I can think of my unproductive day and feel lack, or I can take it in my stride as a necessary step to make today an excellent day.
Because today holds every promise, every potential, every dream, and ALL the power.
I can do anything today. I can BE anything I choose. I can believe everything today.
And I’m in the business of creating my tomorrows, not regretting my yesterdays.
What we think and what we believe will shape this day. We can monitor our thoughts, and if we need to change them… change them. Taking the time we need so that when we move we can be unstoppable (cue Sia song here).
We are our own powerhouses, and we need down time too, time to process, think, or just blank out. It’s all good.
And yes, dragon eggs are mentioned in this post.
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