” If you are appropriatelly engaged with your life, you don’t need more time. If you are not, more time time won’t help.”
A soon as I put that quote in Twitter my great friend Tara Rodden Robinson reply showing that she was in disagreement, specifically with the fact that you are “appropriately engaged” will not remove the pressure of time. I am in completely agreement with her that will not remove the pressure of time, but will change it. A soon as you begin directing your actions toward what you are appropriately engaged the pressure of time doesn’t cease to exist, but in my opinion that will imply that you will use time better.
Many people dream with be able to do this or that. I wanted to be a writer when I was fourteen, but because of circumstances outside of this post wasn’t until some years ago that I appropriatelly engaged that objective. Once I made that compromise, I was able to publish two novels, one productivity book, translate one of my novels and the productivity book that goes out for sale next week in spanish.
Without any doubt, I continue having time pressures (maybe even more) that before I made engaged with my goal, but equally, and without a doubt I manage these ones much better. Previously to the moment that I decided to be a writer, I never had time to write, that time never show in the calendar, or my lists. I was always thinking that if I would had more time I was going to be able to do it. The reality from the current perspective is that if I would had been able to had thirty sis hours days I would had write exactly the same I was writing: nothing.
The time never show up until you engage with the goal. That is the reason the garage is never organized, but there is always chance for another round of 9 holes in golf. Once the compromise exist, the time pressure change, exist, but it is the lack of time, it is the moment you begin to be productive. As I said before and I mention on my book 25 Tips for Productivity: “Productivity and efficiency can’t be found looking for hours to save, but in eliminating wasted minutes”
Once you are engaged, you discover that isn’t the lack of time, but that you are not using it appropriately. At least I believe that.