We all have 24 hours

About 10 years ago, I once had the opportunity to see President Nelson Mandela up close and personal , at the Killarney Shopping Centre, surrounded by bodyguards.

He is much taller than I thought but more than that, has a very imposing presence. You feel like you’re in the presence of royalty…

I always tell my workshop participants, “we all have 24 hours a day. All of us. The President has 24 hours and we have 24 hours. The only difference is how we choose to use it”.

And that’s the truth.

Your life is a product of the choices you make with your time.

Your choices are not wrong, just different.

If you choose to “relax” for 4 hours each day watching TV, playing games, getting on Facebook, etc. don’t complain about not having the time to write your book, cook healthy food, organize your home, etc.

It’s the same way that I can’t complain that I don’t have enough time to read books when I spend too much time reading blogs!

Choices. It’s all about your choices.

Your coaching challenge

  • Stop. Think about how you regularly spend  your time.
  • Is there something you’d rather have in your life?
  • Consciously make a choice to choose something better at least once a day for the next week.
  • Need some help? Contact me for your Success Strategy Session. Otherwise, have a look at the Organise your Time system.

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  1. I also had an opportunity to see Mandela about 12 or so years ago. I got goosebumps and had to remind myself to breathe. He exudes such presence and has so much charisma. I cannot explain it but there is just something about him. I was also really surprised to see just how tall he was.
    My Mom always says that time is the most democratic resource on the planet. Doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from, what your social standing is, what your race is or what work you do – we all have 24 hours in one day and we all choose how we are going to use those hours.

  2. Julia, your mom is a wise woman and yes, Mandela just has that presence. WOW!

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