It’s common to say we say we don’t have time for things that are important.
- I don’t have time to work out.
- I don’t have time to relax.
- I don’t have time to talk.
- I don’t have time to coach.
- I don’t have time to plan.
Yet we spend so much time wrapped up in things that we know aren’t a good use of our time.
BECAUSE we spend so much time wrapped up in things that we know aren’t a good use of our time.
We can’t get on the treadmill because we are stuck on the hamster wheel.
It’s not easy to move from being reactive to proactive. The stories we tell ourselves get in the way.
- “It’ll be hard.”
- “It’ll be uncomfortable.”
- “It’ll be scary.”
- “What if it’s not worth it?”
Unfortunately, we often spend so long debating that the universe comes along and decides for us, usually in a very aggressive way.
If you do decide you want to start making better use of your time, energy, or money, set yourself up for success by:
🐁 Starting small. Plan 5-minute walks, 15-minute coaching sessions, 10 minutes of reading, etc.
🎯 Tracking progress. Keep a checklist on your phone, desk, or somewhere else you’ll see it.
🤗 Going easy on yourself. Don’t let one missed day or awkward meeting ruin your entire attempt.
Ready to get off the hamster wheel? What little thing can you do to nudge yourself forward?
Image description: Text: Leadership Tip: It’s hard to get on the treadmill when you’re stuck on the hamster wheel. Start small, track progress, go easy on yourself. Picture: hamster running on a wheel.