For about 8 months now, I’ve seen the solution for my time crunch. The solution was to create more effective work standards that honored my chosen priorities. And in the midst of making the necessary productivity adjustments, I’m presented with even more opportunities to learn and grow my business.
Many of you may feel the same way. The gifts of a more connected, technologically driven world have come packaged in what appears to be ever-increasing demands on our time. So even as we continue to adjust, the feeling of never catching up keeps building.
I’m off to a fine start, but I’d like to feel lighter and more on top of things than I often do. I’m not reading as many blog posts as I’d like to, but for some reason I did read this one about our relationship with money, by Slade Roberson. I did the exercise yesterday and was hit with a powerful realization just this morning.
Time Is Money?
Here’s my realization. I’m acting, as though I believe in the expression time is money.
A person who wants to earn more and also feels as though he doesn’t have the time to do, all that he needs to do, (to earn more), obviously equates time with money.
I must hold the belief that I need to do a lot to earn a lot more money. Furthermore, I was feeling the pressure because that belief is in direct conflict with my higher belief, of prosperity through authenticity.
Do you see the disconnection? Authenticity is an unlimited concept of being, one of accepting what is. Time and money are limited concepts of doing, more about working to change what is.
Thinking one doesn’t have enough time or enough money are both resisting what is. From the thought of not having enough, it’s a small step, to not being enough – and that is a very inauthentic way of being.
What to do about this? Well, according to Eckhart Tolle, I don’t have to do anything. He claims that the moment we see the dysfunction, it begins to dissolve.
If the thought of lack–whether it be money, recognition, or love–has become who you think you are, you will always experience lack. Acknowledging the good that is already in your life is the foundation for all abundance. Eckhart Tolle
Ouch! Thinking that we don’t have enough time sure sounds like a focus on the lack of it. It’s my intention to change these scarcity beliefs through awareness. That seems like the best course of action right now.
What do you think?