frantic busyness is
often unrealized potential.
But we can reclaim it!
It’s scary to admit that modern society often feels like Groundhog Day. Every day we wake up and the routine begins anew. Today is a facsimile of yesterday. Habits become facts of life, like breathing. Autopilot controls this vehicle. The record skips and the same word repeats over and over again. This scenario is the death of passion and the birth of unrealized potential. We all have unique gifts — things that no one can do quite like we can. Realizing those potentials is important to our health.
“it is not until he finds contentment
that the cycle breaks and tomorrow arrives –
a brand new day”
Rarely does society support one’s unique gifts. And unless your gift is being watered-down and exploited for the corporate bottom-dollar, chances are slim that you’re spending your days cultivating it.
Unleash Your Potential!
How to Discover and Utilize Your Innate Talents
Now, we all have to make a living — and our culture has made a series of choices over several millenia that have made “making a living” far more time-consuming than it once was. The time it takes to make a living seems inextricably wed to the ever-increasing complexity of society.
As demands on one’s time continue to grow, one often loses sight of his or her potential. Even with the noblest of intentions, life can get away from a person and potential can so easily go unrealized.
“we all have unique gifts — things that no one can do quite like we can;
realizing those potentials is important to our health”
True contentment arises from realizing our full potential and utilizing our unique talents in service to something bigger than just ourselves. (Identifying your talents that may lie dormant within you is a journey of discovery. The Longevity Lifestyle Kit helps people with this important process.)
Use Energy-Management Systems to Create More Wiggle-Room in Each Day
This is why making time for oneself is paramount. There are several reasons why I’m such an advocate of productivity systems that help people to manage their time and energy:
- ⊙ a checklist frees up mental space (you can visualize it as a process of removing the task from your mind and placing it in a receptacle we call: the checklist)
- ⊙ a checklist frees up time for self-care. Self-care is not just about making time to hit the gym; self-care is also about being true to your calling, whatever it might be, for the sake of your psyche
Unrealized potential can be damaging to psychic and physical health alike. Fulfillment is irreplaceable. Busyness is an insufficient substitute.
In the film Groundhog Day, Bill Murray’s character, Phil, feels trapped by the broken record that his life has become. Then, he begins to manipulate the record like a DJ. He knows everything that’s going to happen, so he uses it to his advantage. But it is not until he finds contentment that the cycle breaks and tomorrow arrives — a brand new day, a brand new beginning! To stop that broken record from repeating the same word ad nauseum, we need to reclaim our unique potentials. And, with most of us working longer hours than ever before, we can use the assistance of checklists in order to foster efficiency and free up the necessary time.
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