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Pushing through the noise

There is a lot of noise in our world today. And unlike the phone pictured below (some of you don’t even remember having something like that in your house!) it is not always loud and obvious.

We are being pulled in every direction and at the end of the day, we often wonder what we accomplished. Ever feel that way? Ever feel like you worked hard all day, you were ‘going, going, going’ all day, and yet felt empty when you laid in bed that night?

Believe me, I have felt that way on many occasions. There has been so much noise in my daily life that the things I wanted to do, the things I needed to do simply fell by the wayside. So, since that is the case for most of us, how do we fix it?

Well, I would offer a few thoughts. One, you are letting other people dictate your time. And two, you are not happy with the choices you are currently making. What do I mean? We all have 24 hours in a day and we all make choices on how to fill those hours. Whether you agree with me or not the truth is you choose to do those things that take up the time in your day. Now, its obvious that some of those choices are more important than others but they are still choices nonetheless.

I want you to just think about those two things above and see how it makes you feel. Is it uncomfortable? Do you disagree with what I am saying? Are you angry at me for saying those things?

Well, I have been dealing with those two issues for the past few months myself. I still struggle daily with each of them, and find myself mad that my day ended and I didn’t get anything done. Oh, I got plenty done but it was nothing I wanted to do. Its hard and I’m not asking you to smile and nod and say I’m right. I’m simply asking you to stop and think about how you spend your day.

The noise will always be there. The key is to cut through it and move forward with purpose and direction in your life. Like most of us have cut the cord to those old school phones, you need to make a very direct and actionable statement.

I want each of you to be happy in the choices you are making and live each day to the fullest. There will always be things to do and tasks to complete. What do you say we each make a concentrated effort to understand those tasks, where they are coming from, and how best to move forward each day. Make today the day you decide to take control of your schedule!

If this is something that resonates with you let me know. I’d be happy to help in any way I can in this area.

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