I talk about time and it’s value often. Very often. Time is a funny thing. On one hand we want certain experiences to last forever and on another we want experiences to end faster than they started. We compress, elongate, game, and try to cheat time. No matter what though we only get a certain amount of time.

The work I do with people is figuring out what they want to do with their time that’s important to them. (AKA a mission, vision of how they want to impact this world in meaningful ways with their gifts and talents.) This can be career oriented or not.

In my work I have conversations with people and I ask them what they want and do they want me to be the one who helps them get it. This is the start of getting on track, getting focused, identifying obstacles, finding solutions, and putting one foot in front of another towards what is wanted.

There are also times when I have conversations with people and they’re unable to tell me what they want. They’re paralyzed in a form of indecision about what to do and where to spend their precious time.

It seems to me that there’s a correlation I can see with the most successful people I know. They value their time and they value the time of others. People who seek to gain clarity on what they want find exactly where to utilize their time and with the people who are important to them in order to get what they want and to be happy.

Most of my own life I’ve been trying to figure this all out. Currently my time and how I use it has become of such importance that I fear I’m on the far side of healthy about it. I absolutely hate it when people waste my time and it drives me crazy when people are late.

I do prefer this over not caring about my time. AND… I don’t want to be so hung up on it that I harbor negative feelings when things don’t go the way I want and I end up wasting more time while I feel sorry for myself and am angry.

I can also remember when I really didn’t have much appreciation other peoples time. For a big part of my life I didn’t think I had value and I didn’t realize what the use of my time was worth.

Knowledge provides clarity in where we spend time, who we spend it with, and how it can help us get what we want.

The opportunity;

Where do you fall on the value and indifference scale with your time?
Do other people value your time?
Do you value other peoples time?
Do you know what you want in life?
Do you know how to spend your time in order to get what you want?