How to Create a Happier Home, Family and Life
by Sue McMillin
The last in a series of three excerpts…
Take a few minutes and look at your office and home. Are you thinking from a misplaced paradigm? Are you thinking, “I don’t have enough time”?
If so, look at that statement from another perspective and begin to realize that you have all the time there is. When you see time from that perspective, it changes everything…All of a sudden, time takes on a whole new meaning, which in turn affects how you spend your time and handle your schedule.
Time management is a misnomer. You can’t manage time. You can only manage the events of your life or your priorities. You can’t save time or enhance time; you can’t buy it, sell it, store it, loan it, multiply it, change it, manufacture it, or rent it. You cannot physically catch it, nor can you harness it and make it your own.
You can only spend time. Realize that you have all the time you need to accomplish what God created you to accomplish. After all, he’s the creator of you and your day. He not only orchestrates the dance of the planets, the stars, and the cosmos, but He is intricately interested in your every day. He is the originator of time, and he can guide you best in the most productive use of your time.
As you respond to his timetable, projects begin to get done in record time. Why? Because you are doing his projects his way, not just doing activities that produce nothing.
This excerpt is all about paradigms – ways we perceive our lives and the world around us.
My book, Organized! can help you understand the negative paradigms that keep us from getting organized, and encourage you to develop new paradigms that lay a foundation for getting, and staying, organized. And the result is a more peaceful and productive home and office – and life made a little easier.