positive thinking

Even in my 7th decade, I’m as task-directed, goal-focused, and achievement-oriented as they come. Yet with the passing of the years, I’ve learned to leave little breathing spaces in my schedule throughout the day even if I have to create them by force of will (want?).

I’ve learned that the true constraint is not time but energy and that when I conserve my energy by taking and enjoying refreshing breaks when the opportunity presents, I frequently have more motivation. Also, many moments, many human “touch opportunities”, are fleeting and must be enjoyed while they are present, before they vanish in the stream of time. I liken them to viewing sunrises and sunsets on the beach: you take the occasion when it is there, the timing is not yours to dictate!

Yes, at times I’m in flow and I choose to stay there and yes, my social breaks tend to be shorter than most but yes, I leave more space in my days than in days past.

Closing Quotes:

“Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.” – Will Rogers, 1879-1935

“It’s never about time. Just commitment. The question becomes how to stay committed in the face of life with all its madness.” – Emma Wright, Feel Good Friday

“No time? Switch off the TV. Television is our biggest enemy.” – Josie Cluney, Finding Purpose

“Without energy, all the time you spend doing other things would be with low energy and unproductive compared to taking the time to fill yourself.” – Tsang Lindsay, Live Free: Re-Write Your Story

As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier