Surviving the Guilt Trip – Part 2 of 2

Here’s what I’m learning about busyness; when I’m too busy for certain important things in my life, then I know it’s time for some additional tool of prioritization, organization, and/or collaboration.

It’s the illusion of being ‘too busy’ to do something truly important to me that makes me shake my head vigorously until I’m once again conscious to reality – the reality that it is my life!

And it’s what is important to me, when it gets my time and attention, that makes me better. Spending time on what’s important to me makes me better for those I serve. Yes, even fly fishing.

These entries were written after a morning of fly fishing. That little voice told me that it was a good time for a brief fishing trip … and it was right. Four of the seven trout I landed were the largest I’ve ever caught.

So if you’re going to feel guilty, just be sure it’s the guilt associated with the time you ought to be giving yourself.

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In this whirling 21st Century the individual needs to embrace the authentic self and confidently leverage the energy and power found there. As we entered the 21st Century, I became more concerned about what leaders like you needed for successful influence and personal fulfillment. As we move deeper into this challenging 21st Century, I’m more convinced than ever that the core of my work is in helping individual leaders remember who they are − a trueness. It is about confidence found in your authenticity.

One thought on “Surviving the Guilt Trip – Part 2 of 2

  1. I added a thought to part 1, which I had intended to add here! Apologies! Here it is again…

    Sorry, but I have another Taoism thought! One cannot come to know the Tao if one is in perpetual motion, running ahead and keeping up with all the busy, busy things in the world. Now, if you’re not interested in coming to know the Tao, then replace “Tao” with “peace” or “self-fulfillment” or “understanding.” The point of the concept is that taking time to allow stillness to settle into your inner being allows for the type of contemplation and purposeful meditation that helps make good leaders great. I word I have come to truly appreciate and value these past few months is “intention.” Stillness and purposeful meditation allow us to move through our lives with intention, taking deliberate action and engaging in deliberate behaviors that make every minute of our day a step towards our goals. Time cannot be saved; it can only be spent. The key is how you spend it. “Wisely” and “unwisely” are the only options. You are the judge, in the end, but I would offer that time spent on self, on inviting stillness into your life, is a wise investment, indeed.

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