EPIC PRODUCTIVITY AND TIME

We live in a time of devastating distraction. While being seduced minute by minute by the mundane, people wonder why they feel underachieved and unfulfilled.james-arthur-ray

It’s a fact.

The most current research tells us that you’re exposed to a minimum of 63,000 words of information each and every day.

Whoever coined the term “information is power” was sadly mistaken. Information is nothing more than organized data.

Information is potential power but it’s not power. If it was then all of us would be extremely powerful in today’s world and we’d be living the life of our Biggest Ideals.

We’re not.

Information is not power. We’re inundated with information in today’s world. If information was power than all of us would be living our highest purpose and potential; and we’re not. It takes more than that.

In fact, in many cases information in today’s world is the greatest thief of power and the stealer of dreams.

Any virtue taken to an extreme is vice.

You’re distracted at minimum every 11 minutes by this “informative” stealer of dreams.

Every 11 minutes.

How many things are vying for your attention right now as you attempt to read this blog? Are you totally present right here right now? Are you focused and giving your full attention to what you’re reading?

Chances are great that you’re not.

The average individual picks up his/her phone 110 times per day.

The average individual picks up his or her phone 110 times per day. Nearly 7 times per hour every waking hour. What are you giving your attention to?images

Obviously if this is the average, some do it more frequently.

Am I anti-phone or technology. No, far from it. But I am pro-productivity, performance, and impact. Whatever you’re giving your attention to will expand in your life.

What are you giving your attention to? Energy flows where attention goes.

You give attention to what you love. Attention equals love. Many are in love with distraction and misery.

One last sobering fact. According to extensive research conducted by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the distinguished professor of psychology and management at Claremont Graduate School, it takes a full 20 minutes to get back into focused flow once interrupted or distracted.

The problem is that you think you have time. You don’t. There’s no power in this universe that can guarantee you’ll live one more minute.
What are you doing with the time you have?

It’s sobering to think about the uncertainty of time. That’s why most of us don’t. We live as if physical life will go on forever and that we have “plenty of time” to accomplish what we’re here to accomplish so “what does it matter if we watch 4-5 hours of television per day and endlessly surf the internet?”

What does it matter if we’re spending 7 hours on our phone?

What does it matter if we’re distracted every 11 minutes?

It matters.

What you need, what we all need, is a Big Idea. A Magnificent Obsession.  ( Download Your 3 STEP WORKSHEET) Something that lights your fire and changes your world.

It’s not about “changing the world” per se.

It’s about changing your world.

Your world is the only world you know.

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs are more people who have come alive.
~ Howard ThurmanHowardThurman1

So what are you going to do?

It’s all starts with a decision and the time is now.

The only time you have is now.

Stay Awake, Love Life and Be Epic!

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James

 

 

 

 

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