When you feel that you have much to do with so little time, remember that you can only do one thing at a time. And if you make a conscious choice to do the one thing with great focus and a feeling of calmness, the one thing will get done sooner than it will if you attempt to do two or three or more things at once. You will accomplish MORE by trying to do less. Do one thing at a time. Focus on one thing at a time. Take the time vampires and stress-monkeys off your back. Remain calm no matter what you have to do. Breathe deeply and relax. See what you are doing as ALL you have to do. And when you’re done, take a break and celebrate. Then move onto the next important task.
If you begin each day with Theatre of the Mind you will develop what Mark Twain called the “quiet confidence of a Christian with 4 Ace’s.” You’ll go through the day with a Zen-like patience and focus. Nothing will bother you. No one will bother you. Resistance to success will be gone. Resistance to yourself will be gone. You’ll stop fighting yourself and the world and simply live peacefully inside it. You’ll have a feeling of being above it all even though physically you’re still connected to and part of the physical world in which you live.
Continually monitor how calm you are. And if you don’t feel calm, ask yourself if you’re trying to kill five birds with one rock. One bird at a time is good – especially when you successfully hit each bird you focus on. Meanwhile the do-do trying to hit five at a time still has nothing done. Don’t be a do-do. Remove the tension. Remove the resistance.
Get into the flow and you will know.
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Power Quote of The Day
“The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.”
— James Allen
1864-1912, Writer, Poet